Hello food lovers,
We may be a bit late to the party, but I wanted to put my two cents in on Peta’s language changes.
If you didn’t know already, they suggested that using ‘animal friendly’ alternatives for everyday language we can stop animal cruelty being normalised.
Here’s the thing. I’m all for change, but I think that policing language is not the way to do it. Neither is preaching about food choices non-stop. Our ethos here at Carnie and The Herb is to show that everyone, whether meat eater or not deserves to have delicious food to eat; and that vegan or vegetarian food doesn’t have to be a sad salad or bland vegetables. We stand for delicious, healthy and satisfying recipes whatever you do or do not eat.
By preaching at people instead of having an open discussion, we risk alienating those around us. This will cause them to shut down, and potentially close off any experimentation they had inside them to try something new.
I think PETA need to concentrate on not stealing people’s pets and putting healthy animals down instead of kicking off about the way people speak. It’s how people act that makes a difference, not what they say.
Plus, if anyone said “Bring home the bagels” to me, I’d probably laugh in their face.