Language Matters: Tackling Speciesism in Everyday Speech

If you looked at social media or the news in December, you may have heard about PETA’s list of idioms that aims to replace common phrases in the English language that perpetuate violence toward animals. But to what extent could changing an age-old idiom actually improve an animal’s life? Does the bull really care if you metaphorically “take him by the horns,” as opposed to “taking a flower by the thorns”?

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