PETA implores people to stop calling their animals ‘pets’ as it’s derogatory

Dog and cat nuzzling, sleeping
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PETA is back at it again.

Earlier this month, PETA called for people to stop using names of animals to insult people, like calling somebody a "snake," or a "chicken."

Well they just won't stop, as PETA founder Ingrid Newkirk says we should no longer call our dogs, cats, or any other type of animal our "pets," as she considers the term derogatory.

According to Local 12, Newkirk instead calls for humans to call our pets "animal companions."