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People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) believes that if you use “anti-animal” language like “don’t beat a dead horse,” you might as well use racist language like referring to a black person as the n-word.

PETA compared what they call “speciesism” or “anti-animal” language to using racist language or homophobic language.

“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,” the organization wrote.

The tweet provided a colorful chart that gave examples of what they consider to be anti-animal language along with suggestions for substitutions people can use to avoid “speciesim.”

They followed up with a second tweet that said, “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.”

Did PETA take it too far with comparing “speciesim” to racism?

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5 thoughts on “PETA Compares ‘Anti-Animal’ Language To Racism

  1. Adam Enloe on said:

    This has to be a fake story. You can’t tell me people sit around and think of this and are serious about it. Go out and get a real job and start contributing to our culture and stop trying to break everybody down and making everything candy coated. “Specieism” is not a word because its not a problem. The animals don’t get offended. The only people who get offended by that are people who were raised by panty waste parents who pampered them and forced them to eat too much granola.

  2. I guess that’s their way of comparing people of color to animals. Maybe that’s why they feel its ok to treat us like animals. I am so sick of white people saying stupid shit.

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