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PETA comes off crazy as a loon, again | Opinion
Updated 7:24 AM; Posted 7:04 AM

PETA is urging people to replace the phrase "Bring home the bacon" with "Bring home the bagels." (Tanya Moutzalias | MLive.com)
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The folks over at the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals are madder than a bunch of wet hens over the way we insensitively use “anti-animal” phrases in our communications and have a few suggestions “how to remove speciesism from your daily conversations.”
We should, for instance, stop saying “kill two birds with one stone” and replace it with “feed two birds with one scone.” Instead of “bringing home the bacon,” we should talk about “bringing home the bagels. And rather than repeating the offensive adage of beating a dead horse,” we should start warning against “feeding a fed horse.”
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Words matter, and as our understanding of social justice evolves, our language evolves along with it. Here’s how to remove speciesism from your daily conversations.



PETA’s theory seems to be that cleaning up our language will eventually lead us to stop eating bacon, using animals for medical and scientific tests and beating live horses or other animals.
The group later tweeted: “Just as it became unacceptable to use racist, homophobic, or ableist language, phrases that trivialize cruelty to animals will vanish as more people begin to appreciate animals for who they are and start ‘bringing home the bagels’ instead of the bacon.”

Equating homespun clichés with racist language seems more than a stretch. And the internet isn’t buying it.


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Look PETA, there’s more than one way to pet a cat.​

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We should also address the 800-pound gorilla in the room who is the perfect weight because we don’t body shame here.






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Just as it became unacceptable to use racist, homophobic, or ableist language, phrases that trivialize cruelty to animals will vanish as more people begin to appreciate animals for who they are and start ‘bringing home the bagels’ instead of the bacon.​







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Just as it became unacceptable to use racist, homophobic, or ableist language, phrases that trivialize cruelty to animals will vanish as more people begin to appreciate animals for who they are and start ‘bringing home the bagels’ instead of the bacon.​

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[eye roll]

Sorry, @peta, but we've got bigger fish to fry.

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Just as it became unacceptable to use racist, homophobic, or ableist language, phrases that trivialize cruelty to animals will vanish as more people begin to appreciate animals for who they are and start ‘bringing home the bagels’ instead of the bacon.​






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Words matter, and as our understanding of social justice evolves, our language evolves along with it. Here’s how to remove speciesism from your daily conversations.





This comes on the heels of another PETA proclamation on “Why Real Feminists Should Stop Eating Eggs.”
“As the battle for control over women’s fertility and reproductive rights wages on, feminists are rising up against abuse and exploitation,” PETA says.
“So what does it mean, then, when women take another female’s eggs from her without a thought and readily pay money for her eggs, knowing that she was imprisoned, her reproductive cycle was controlled and manipulated, and she was forced to bear young on someone else’s timetable?”
It seems that PETA is trying to co-opt the civil rights movement to save its bacon and the feminist movement to avoid putting all its eggs in one basket.
Sorry, PETA, that dog won’t hunt.
 

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Its pretty obvious that they just did this to get the publicity and looks like it worked. I don't even remember the last time PETA was in the conversation.
 
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You know this crap is reinforced every time a news cast reports if all the pets got out of a house fire or the animal resource officer doesn't want to put a dog down immediately that bit 12 kids at a school.
 

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I need a ruling. Is "I've got my ducks in a row" acceptable?

"Here comes an equine being abused by a homo sapien."
 

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