This is OVERBOARD. PETA wants you to stop saying these certain phrases and has even said that they are similar to being "racist".

WHAT! Nobody means actual harm by saying these. Look what they want changed:

"Kill two birds with one stone:

Instead say: Feed two birds with one scone.

"Be the guinea pig"

Instead say: "Be a test tube"

"Beat a dead horse"

Instead say: "Feed a fed horse".

"Bring home the bacon"

Instead say: "bring home the bagels"

"Take the bull by the horns".

Instead say: Take the flower by the thorns"