PETA gets on its high horse over “speciesism” in language

Written by on December 5, 2018 in Critters vs Humans vs Critters - No comments

For PETA, words have become the straw that broke the camel’s back.

But the animal rights group would hate us saying it. At least, that way.

The People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals is on a mission to have folks think about what they say and why they say it.

Cliches. Metaphors. Hackneyed phrases.

Many invoke animals, specifically death or injury to them, the group complains.

Now, it wants this butchered use of anti-animal language to, um, go the way of the dodo.

No matter how well-intentioned, the internet is not exactly hot to trot on the concept.

Well, now that the cat’s out of the bag, one thing is certain.

You can bring a horse to water, but you can’t make it drink.

Photos PETA/Twitter

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