TAMPA, Fla. (WFLA) – With the 2021 World Series underway, PETA is coming to the MLB with a proposal.
The organization is asking the MLB to strike out the word “bullpen” in favor of a term more animal-friendly. Their suggestion? Arm barn.
According to PETA, the term “bullpen” references the holding area where bulls are kept before being slaughtered.
“Words matter, and baseball ‘bullpens’ devalue talented players and mock the misery of sensitive animals,” said PETA Executive Vice President Tracy Reiman. “PETA encourages Major League Baseball coaches, announcers, players, and fans to change up their language and embrace the ‘arm barn’ instead.”
The organization said while in rodeos, “bulls are tormented into kicking and bucking by being electro-shocked or prodded” inside of the bullpen.
For more information on PETA’s pitch to the MLB, visit the nonprofit’s website.