Could animal insults go the way of the dodo?

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Animal-loving company PETA is asking us to stop using animal terms to insult each other, such as calling someone 'chicken' if they’re scared or a 'rat' if they dob on us.

Instead, PETA want us to use alternative words like 'cowardly' instead of chicken or 'snitch' instead of rat.

PETA says calling someone an animal as an insult “reinforces the myth that humans are superior to other animals” and makes us think it’s okay to be aggressive and violent towards them.

Not only that, but they’re upset we’re applying negative human traits to animals that simply aren’t true.

While people agreed that words can have meaning, they weren't necessarily convinced that using animal insults were causing harm to animals.

At least PETA is okay with us using animal terms to compliment someone, so just choose your animal descriptions wisely.