PETA is back at it again.
The People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals are very disturbed over the term “bullpen,” which is commonly used for where Major League Baseball pitchers warn up before coming into a game.
The organization suggests renaming it “the arm barn.”
“As the World Series turns into a pitching duel, PETA is pitching a proposal to the baseball world: Strikeout the word ‘bullpen,’ which references the holding area where terrified bulls are kept before slaughter, in favor of a more modern, animal-friendly term. PETA’s suggestion? The arm barn,” the release reads.
“Words matter, and baseball ‘bullpens’ devalue talented players and mock the misery of sensitive animals,” PETA Executive Vice President Tracy Reiman says. “PETA encourages Major League Baseball coaches, announcers, players, and fans to changeup their language and embrace the ‘arm barn’ instead.”
PETA also noted that “cows are hung upside down and their throats are slit in the meat industry, while in rodeos, gentle bulls are tormented into kicking and bucking by being electro-shocked or prodded—all are typically held in a “bullpen” while they await their cruel fate.”
They have may have an issue with it being called a bullpen, but don’t expect Major League Baseball to change this anytime soon.