The animal rights group PETA has been widely ridiculed for a tweet it put out today which suggested ways in which we could all remove 'speciesism' from our daily conversations, likening it to racist, homophobic or ableist language.

So, it suggested, "Kill two birds with one stone" should become "Feed two birds with one scone", "Taking the bull by the horns" should become "Take the flower by the thorns", and "Bring home the bacon", "Bring home the bagels."

Oh honestly. This really gets my goat.

The elephant in the room, of course, is that there's always more than one way of skinning a cat. 

Still, PETA went to the dogs years ago.