It’s Time for Animal-Friendly Dictionaries
Collins dictionary defines “entrepreneurial” as “the spirit of using “risk and initiative” in business.” PETA defines it as “getting animal-friendly terms added to said dictionary.”
2. Sea kitten A smart and social aquatic animal (formerly called a “fish“) who uses tools, has an impressive long-term memory, forms close bonds with other sea kittens, and doesn’t like being hooked in the mouth any more than land kittens do.
3. Trollsen A moniker given to each of two twin child stars–turned–fashion designers, Mary-Kate and Ashley Olsen, to reflect their heartless decision to wear fur and to include it in their hairy scary fashion line, The Row.
4. Veganise To make a vegan version of an animal-based dish. For example, you can veganise a meat taco simply by using beans or soy-based crumbles instead of ground beef and by substituting nondairy cheese and sour cream for dairy-based versions. Easy as tofu cream pie!
5. Veggie dog A generic term for a hot dog made from plant protein instead of snouts, innards, ears, and tails. Vegan hot dogs taste like meat-based ones, but they are cholesterol-free and lower in fat and calories than meat versions and are produced without killing pigs or other sentient animals.
So, grab yourself a veggie dog or a plateful of one of your favorite veganised meals (sans sea kittens, of course!) and think about what new animal-friendly words you’d like to see added to the dictionary.