People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, or PETA, has brought up an issue during baseball's biggest event of the year.
PETA has taken issue with the term “bullpen,” going so far as to present an alternate name for where pitchers warm up. The organization suggests renaming it “the arm barn.” Here is what they said about it:
“As the World Series turns into a pitching duel,” the statement reads, “PETA is pitching a proposal to the baseball world: Strike out 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!”
“Words matter, and baseball ‘bullpens’ devalue talented players and mock the misery of sensitive animals,” says PETA Executive Vice President Tracy Reiman. “PETA encourages Major League Baseball coaches, announcers, players, and fans to changeup their language and embrace the ‘arm barn’ instead.”
MLB has yet to respond to the issue PETA has brought up.