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. pic.twitter.com/o67EbBA7H4— PETA: Bringing Home the Bagels Since 1980 (@peta) December 4, 2018
According to PETA, common animal-unfriendly idioms such as "kill two birds with one stone", "let the cat out of the bag", "take the bull by the horns", "be the guinea pig", "hold your horses", "open a can of worms", "bring home the bacon", "beat a dead horse", "more than one way to skin a cat" and "put all your eggs in one basket" can perpetuate violence toward animals and normalize abuse.
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.— PETA: Bringing Home the Bagels Since 1980 (@peta) December 4, 2018
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