PETA released a statement on Thursday (October 28) calling for the end of the word “bullpen,” (the place where pitchers warm up in a baseball game, for those who somehow don’t know), and are making an effort to rename it the “arm barn.” Apparently, the word “bullpen” is disgraceful and insensitive towards bulls/cows. It references the holding area where terrified bulls are kept before slaughter. PETA even changed its Twitter name to “Arm Barn” to make a firm statement.
“Bullpen” refers to the area of a “bull’s pen” where bulls are held before they are slaughtered—it’s a word with speciesist roots & we can do better than that.
Switching to “arm barn” would be a home run for baseball fans, players, and animals 💪⚾️ pic.twitter.com/2FzSpDG9mQ
— Arm Barn (@peta) October 28, 2021