Animal rights organisation PETA is calling for some common, old-fashioned phrases to be replaced by more animal friendly ones.
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Words matter, and as our understanding of social justice evolves, our language evolves along with it. 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.
“Bring home the bacon” is suggested to become “bring home the bagels”, “kill two birds with one stone” would become “feed two birds with one scone”, and so on.
Listen as Fairsy calls on producer Rhea - who happens to be a vegan herself - to see what she thinks of the proposed switches.
Big Breakfast listeners also weigh in, sparking a heated debate about veganism.