Animal rights activists claim homophobia to be the same as talking about meat

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Animals rights charity PETA has prompted outrage after comparing homophobia, racism and ableism to mentioning meat-containing products in daily conversations. The organization tweeted: “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.” First of all, animals don’t have verbal communication – a pig will never be offended by the word ‘bacon’ because a pig has no idea what it means, moreover, people are unlikely to talk about bacon with a pig. But all disabled people heard the word ‘crippled’ and it was told directly to them, with a purpose to hurt. The same thing is about the F-slur when it comes to gay people, the N-slur when it comes to people of color, the word ‘tranny’ in relation to transgender people (if you did not know, it is an offensive word, don’t use it! Never!) and many other words people use to humiliate people. Animal cruelty is, of course, terrible, but currently there is no evidence that words like ‘bacon’ are treated by animals like an offence.

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