On Tuesday, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals — a.k.a. PETA — totally lost it. The animal activism group tweeted a plea to its followers, asking them to stop using popular idioms and phrases because they're offensive to animals. It called the phrases "anti-animal" language and offered up suggestions for making them more "animal-friendly." I can't make this stuff up.

PETA is known for saying some pretty wild stuff. A quick scroll through the group's Instagram or Twitter feed will definitely have you scratching your head.

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But its latest message is spectacularly dumb. The animal activism group asked that people stop using "anti-animal" language. This includes commons idioms like "bring home the bacon" and "beat a dead horse." It even offered up alternatives to these phrases.

Then, it went even further, claiming that "phrases that trivialize cruelty to animals" are similar to "racist, homophobic, or ableist language." In other words, the group thinks saying "bring home the bacon" is as bad as using the "n word." Seriously.

Naturally, Twitter recognized the absurdity almost immediately. Chaos ensued.

Some people took it as an opportunity to practice their comedy skills.

While others asked very serious questions.

Many made it clear that equating "anti-animal" language with racist, homophobic, or ableist language isn't just a stretch, it's incredibly offensive and diminishes the legitimacy of racism, sexism, homophobia, etc., that society still fails to recognize.

Oh, and it turns out its alternative phrases aren't even humane. First of all, birds can't eat scones!

And feeding a fed horse isn't just mean, it's deadly!

Honestly, I am still convinced it's all a joke and PETA is a master troll group. This can't be real, right?

Regardless, we are all a little bit dumber now from this tweet.

Thank you, PETA.