Saturday, 14 May 2022

Hold The OUTRAGE!

...nursery rhymes such as Baa, Baa, Black Sheep have gone woke – with the words changed to reflect a kinder attitude towards animals.
Baa, Baa, Black Sheep, which parents and teachers sing to children, traditionally starts ‘Baa, baa, black sheep, have you any wool?’
But in a new version the sheep explains it’s ‘not cool’ to steal wool and refuses to provide any for the ‘pastor’, dame or little boy who lives down the lane.

*gasps!* 

Meanwhile, the line in Little Miss Muffet which tells of a girl being ‘frightened away’ by a spider has been changed to say it ‘brightened Miss Muffet’s day!

That'll go down well in DownUnderLand

Miss Muffet has also become vegan – instead of eating ‘curds and whey’, she is ‘watching the bluebirds play’.

Ready the flaming pitchforks, Reader, we march on the nurseries implimenting these ... 

Oh, wait. 

The changes to the rhymes have been made by animal rights campaigners Peta who say the traditional versions promote unfair and outdated attitudes. The rewritten rhymes, which are featured on the Peta website, are part of a trend of woke children’s literature, which includes gender-swap fairytales.

It's a publicity grab by Peta. I bet no-one's stupid enough to read these to toddlers.  

8 comments:

Ian J said...

I'm only surprised it's not become a 'differently hued' sheep by now

Rhoda Klapp said...

If it wasn't for 'stealing wool', there wouldn't be any sheep, as I'm fairly sure PETA isn't keen on mutton either.

John Tee said...

I wonder who peta think will feed the sheep if it doesn't give up its wool? It'll probably go in the pot.

Stonyground said...

If you don't steal the sheep's wool it falls off, they moult in the summer. Of course you wouldn't expect the idiots at PETA to actually know anything at all about farming.

Anonymous said...

This is by no means the first Baa Baa Black Sheep row.
For further details, read Stick It Up Your Punter!
https://www.amazon.co.uk/Stick-Up-Your-Punter-Newspaper/dp/0671017829/ref=sr_1_1?crid=AQBCS9Y09AXL&keywords=chris+horrie&qid=1652534489&s=books&sprefix=chris+horrie%2Cstripbooks%2C52&sr=1-1

Robert

Sobers said...

"If you don't steal the sheep's wool it falls off, they moult in the summer. Of course you wouldn't expect the idiots at PETA to actually know anything at all about farming."

While there are some breeds of sheep that naturally shed their wool, if you don't shear most breeds (including all the breeds used for commercial meat production) their wool just gets longer and longer until they look like a small cloud. See the case of the sheep in New Zealand that managed to escape and lived wild for 3 years, avoiding being shorn:

https://www.cbc.ca/radio/asithappens/as-it-happens-the-tuesday-edition-1.6431579/shrekapo-the-sheep-gets-a-very-public-haircut-after-3-years-on-the-lam-1.6432973

Thus not shearing a sheep is in fact cruel, they would eventually be hardly able to move. Not only that sheep with long fleeces are much more likely to get fly strike, which is where flies lay eggs in the wool and the resulting maggots burrow into the sheep's flesh. Not a pretty sight, and incredibly painful for the sheep.

https://www.westpointfarmvets.co.uk/flystrike-treatment-prevention/

Note regular shearing is one of the recommended prevention actions.

Anonymous said...

When the woke pendulum swings:

Baa, baa, black bloke,
Have you any skunk?
Yes sir, yes sir,
Three bags o’dat junk.
One for a tenner,
Two for a score,
And one to stab a black boy
Whose mudder is a whore.

PJH said...

"PETA"

As a reminder, or introdution for some, that acronym should be read as "people eat(ing) tasty animals."