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Turning guilt-tripping into an art form, PETA adds ‘speciesism’ to list of humanity’s crimes on par with racism and homophobia

PETA is now campaigning against mention of animals and birds in proverbial expressions, calling it 'Speciesism'.

Hypocrisy is a blissful kingdom. Condescension, guilt trips and pontifications are aplenty. While gullible masses go on feeling bashful about imaginary crimes sermoned by the woke overlords of liberal noble blood, the list of actions offending the woke overlords keeps growing. Be it celebrating pagan festivals like Diwali, Holi, Karwachauth and pagan practices like Jallikattu, or even indulging in activities we have thought perfectly normal so far, there are ways where they can be made to look barbaric and sinful.

PETA has made guilt tripping into an art. A fortnight before Diwali, they get conscious of the proposed fear psychosis of dogs. They had gone on a full-fledged rampage against Jallikattu, they are against milk and dairy products and they campaign against virtually any use that animals are put to. They even have issues with kites being flown during Makar Sankranti. As has been pointed out by several people, PETA goes on silent mode when countless goats and cows and slaughtered on Bakrid.

Taking their game several notches ahead, PETA has now launched a campaign against ‘Speciesism’, those who are wondering what does it mean, we have no definite answer. But looking at the way PETA is using it, it probably means using names of animals and birds in proverbial expressions.

Going by the preaching, PETA is probably expecting us to stop using everyday proverbs and phrases that involve animals and birds because that is called the wrongful practice of ‘speciesism’. As per PETA’s own words, that is right as sinful as racism and homophobia.

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Cruel, barbaric humans on social media were bound to react.

Via Twitter

As it turns out, the sarcastic remarks over the Tweet were so creative, it might as well been another ‘Peoplekind’ moment of 2018.

We wonder what if PETA decides to take its campaign against ‘Speciesism’ further and decides to ban names and phrases that involve any hints of the animal kingdom. ‘Nag’pur will be offensive for snakes and ‘Sing’apore will be an affront for poor lions. Turkey will be encouraged to consult Yogi Adityanath for a name change while New-Zealanders might be ordered to find another word to describe themselves than Kiwis. Thinking on that note, will usage of fossil fuel be considered blatant ‘Speciesism’ against dead Dinosaurs? PETA should enlighten us, ignorant souls.

Leonardo DiCaprio was in news recently. Firstly because he made a highly popularised documentary called ‘Before The Flood’, that spelt out the impending doom of climate change and shamed virtually every human on the planet for bringing it upon themselves. Then DiCaprio was found to be flying from one continent to another in private jets to receive ‘Green Awards. He celebrated lavish parties on board private yachts that guzzle fossil fuel and kept on preaching everyone about the burden of their carbon footprints.

Our own Bollywood celebrities, who are often found to be promoting ‘green Diwali’ while bursting firecrackers with pomp and ceremony in their own parties, pride themselves on being PETA’s ambassadors of vegetarianism while relishing meat dishes, are not much different either.

So is PETA. Ironically, the organisation that literally exists to guilt trip people for animal cruelty, is reportedly one of the worst offenders of animal cruelty itself. A 2017 study claimed that PETA had euthanised 76% of dogs and cats under its care at their Virginia headquarters in 2016 alone. 86% of the cats and dogs PETA took under its care have been killed since 1998. during the study, its own employees had confessed that PETA had routines killed even perfectly healthy animals.

We are living in a world where activism has become synonymous for hypocrisy. Celebrities endorsing eco-friendly practices do so from their private pools and lavish homes that have a greater carbon footprint than an entire village of common people. Women-rights activists debate over menstruation leaves while women in Muslim countries are killed for daring to remove their hijabs. Organisations like PETA are found focusing over trivial linguistics styles while being blind to a thousand other issues.

Perhaps it is time PETA realises that it takes much more to create awareness for a sustainable earth than promoting models wearing vegetable bikinis.

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