PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) has today released an adapted list of phrases we all know and have used on Twitter. Claiming ‘speciesism,’ PETA created the list to avoid ‘trivialising cruelty to animals.’ While some are totally on board with it, most others are confused and concerned. Is this the real life? Is this just fantasy?
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 (@peta) December 4, 2018
PETA has received a lot of shit over the years, and the tweet they released has not stopped that. Twitter has taken the bull by the hor- sorry, the flower by the thorns, and gone full ape-shi…uh, grapeshit on PETA. From total disappointment to laughs all round, here’s a couple of the best reactions.
Why would anyone grab a flower by its thorns?!?! https://t.co/fVi5VYuiaA
— Ian McLaren (@iancmclaren) December 4, 2018
“bring home the bagels” has potential
— j.r. hennessy (@jrhennessy) December 4, 2018
Don’t put all your kale in one strainer. https://t.co/vzij5UkyNe
— Vince Coglianese (@TheDCVince) December 4, 2018
— Cole Oldfield (@coldfield14) December 5, 2018
Keep doing you PETA, keep doing you.
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