>> Animal rights group PETA, known for its provocative displays including this bloodied heap of supporters in Trafalgar Square on World Vegan Day, has set the Internet ablaze with its latest stunt. Arguing against anti-animal language in common aphorisms, they tweeted, quote, 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. Instead of saying kill two birds with one stone, how about feed two birds with one scone? Instead of bringing home the bacon, how about bringing home the bagels? Instead of taking the bull by the horns, how about taking the flower by the thorns?
The organization's suggestions prompted mockery online, with many people simply responding with photos of steak, though others liked the idea, offering aphoristic edits of their own, like curiosity thrilled the cat. Well, anyway you get the idea. No need to beat a dead horse. I mean, feed a fed horse.