Animal rights organisation PETA has urged people to move away from ‘anti-animal’ language such as "taking the bull by the horns".

In a post on Twitter, the group suggested alternatives for popular idioms involving animals.

Followers were urged to tweet their own ideas for ‘anti-speciesist’ language.

Many of the responses were somewhat tongue in cheek.

However, among the negative responses, there were some people who agreed with the sentiment.