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Urges Collins to Include List of Animal-Friendly Terms in New Edition as Animal
Rights Continues to Go Mainstream
For Immediate Release:August 30, 2012
Contact:Kaitlynn Kelly 202-483-7382
Norfolk, Va. -- PETA has
submitted a list of five animal-friendly terms to dictionary publisher Collins,
after learning that the company is collecting new words to be added to its
upcoming editions. The terms include "sea kitten," a name for
fish that will elicit more empathy for these persecuted aquatic animals; "Trollsen,"
a name befitting each of the fashion-backward Olsen twins for including
fur and other animal skins in their collections; "veganise,"
the act of replacing meat, eggs, and dairy products with kinder and healthier
foods and ingredients; "veggie dog," meat-free franks that
have skyrocketed in popularity; and "elefriend," someone who
supports elephants by boycotting circuses that use or display these animals.
are updated to reflect the times, and animal-friendly terms reflect one of the
fastest-growing social movements of our time: animal rights," says PETA
Executive Vice President Tracy Reiman. "Word choices have a lot to do with
shaping attitudes, so it's time that animals receive the respect that they
deserve in our everyday language."
To view the complete
text of PETA's submission to Collins, please visit PETA's
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