The World Series is underway and People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) is calling on Major League Baseball to change the name “bullpen” to “arm barn.”
According to PETA’s Twitter account, the term bullpen “refers to the area of a ‘bull’s pen’ where bulls are held before they are slaughtered.”
“Words matter, and baseball ‘bullpens’ devalue talented players and mock the misery of sensitive animals,” said PETA executive vice president Tracy Reiman in a news release.
The nonprofit organization even changed its name on Twitter to Arm Barn.
“Switching to ‘arm barn’ would be a home run for baseball fans, players, and animals,” PETA tweeted.
This isn’t the first time the nonprofit organization called upon the MLB. In August, PETA asked the Cleveland Guardians baseball team, formerly known as the Indians, to add “a vegan hot dog mascot to the Hot Dog Derby tradition.”