According to animal rights organisation PETA we shouldn’t be using common phrases like:
Flogging a dead horse.
More than one way to skin a cat
Kill two birds with one stone
Bringing home the bacon
Put all your eggs in one basket
Take the bull by the horns
Let the cat out of the bag
Using someone as a Guinea Pig
Hold your horses
Opening up a can of worms
Peta want’s to see them removed from our language because vegans see them as offensive.
They are very commonly used expressions which, I have to say, I use without a thought for the literal meaning because they are all used metaphorically.
Do we have any vegans here? Are you dismayed by these common idioms?
I think we can count on Emp to be, but anyone else?