According to PETA, the phrase, “Bring home the bacon,” is offensive to animals. After tweeting last night to stop Anti-Animal Language, PETA has sent Twitter ablaze with their controversial message. PETA wants everyone to stop using phrases that promote violence to animals and contribute to specism in our daily language. The tweet got a lot of hate and hilarious replies.
In the tweet, uploaded last night, PETA said, “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.”
A photo followed the statement:
Not surprisingly the responses to the tweet brought in a lot of trolling, memes, and hilarious reactions.
One tweeter responded “Issue one: this is stupid. Issue two: how you are gonna include “bring home the bacon” but forget about that “ways to skin a cat” phrase?
Another response from Ryan Sharich said, “At no point in your rambling, incoherent response were you even close to anything that could be considered a rational thought. Everyone on this platform is now dumber for having read this. I award you no points, and may God have mercy on your soul.”
Others used no words and posted photos of meat.
PETA responded to the comments by saying, “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.”
Later that evening, they followed up with a tweet directed at the haters.
To the haters: with so much negativity in the world, why not lighten up and use language in a way that encourages being kind to animals? �
To everyone else: add your own anti-speciesist phrases below!
Curiosity thrilled the cat (not killed)
Eat snow (not crow) https://t.co/4p2htgMfrc
— PETA (@peta) December 5, 2018
The tweet, uploaded last night has been retweeted 8,900 times, liked 24,000 times and had 35,000 comments. That either means there are a lot of people that believe we need to end specism in our language or there are a lot of people trolling PETA.
PETA is notorious for pulling controversial stunts like these and has used their Twitter platform to make outlandish claims for years.
PETA also uses their platform to harass companies to stop making products. In August, PETA petitioned the maker’s of Barnum animal crackers to stop making the cookies.
In the letter, PETA wrote,
Then in August 2017, PETA suggested that cheese is sexist. In a blog uploaded on the PETA website the group argued,
“Given the egregious cruelty inherent in circuses that use animals and the public’s swelling opposition to the exploitation of animals used for entertainment, we urge Nabisco to update its packaging in order to show animals who are free to roam in their natural habitats.”
“Contrary to popular belief, female cows produce milk only when they’re pregnant or nursing. They make milk for the same reason that human women do: to feed their babies. Cows who are imprisoned on dairy farms are forcibly impregnated through artificial insemination again and again on rape racks. Rape racks. All for your milk, cheese, and yogurt.”
The latest addition of requesting people to stop using anti-animal language will certainly get PETA a lot of attention. However, I’m guessing the attention they receive will not be for the right reasons.
I guess negative attention is still attention.
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