Hold Your Forces! PETA Wants To Change ‘Anti-Animal’ Sayings

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Have you ever tried to feed a fed horse?

Come home with a big paycheck and thought, “Man, I really brought home the bagels today!”?

Or just . . . taken the flower by the thorns?

Those, according to People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, are the types of idioms humans should be using instead of “anti-animal language” – phrases like “beat a dead horse” or “take the bull by the horns.”

The high-profile animal rights nonprofit tweeted a simple chart in an effort to help people “remove speciesism from your daily conversations.”

Don’t say “kill two birds with one stone,” the group advised. Instead, try “feed two birds with one scone.”

Don’t “be the guinea pig.” Be . . . the test tube.

“Words matter, and as our understanding of social justice evolves, our language evolves along with it,” tweeted PETA, which has a history of provocative campaigns,

The chart of alternative idioms was accepted by humans online about as well as you might imagine.

Which is to say, not at all.

Immediately, Twitter users declared that PETA had truly “jumped the shark” this time.

Didn’t the group have bigger fish to fry? many asked.

“Well, this just looks like they are trying to make a silk purse out of a sow’s ear,” Twitter user Allyson Paynter replied.

(c) 2018, The Washington Post · Amy B Wang 

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13 COMMENTS

  1. PETA is the organizations that protested the use of a donkey to carry a bomb that would murder Jews. They asked Arafat ym”s not to use an innocent donkey for the task. When asked if they would request that Arafat not blow up innocent Jews either, their response was that they don’t get involved in human wars.
    IOW, per PETA, “Murder Jews? No objections here. Just don’t harm a donkey while doing so.”

  2. It reminds me of a letter I saw years ago written by an Auschwitz guard YMS to his family in which he expresses concern for his dog that wasnt too well!

  3. New Organization, Same name, however different meaning. “PETA” People Eat Tasty Animals. (Thats more like it!)

  4. They get crazier by the day. They’re Squirrels. Whoops I mean NUTS (or is that insulting to crazy vegans out there.(not all vegans are crazy. I’m just talking about the ones that are))
    Why do I have to be so politically correct? SMH.

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