Nursery rhymes like Ba Ba Black Sheep rewritten for schools to be more vegan friendly

PETA has rewritten a number of nursery rhymes to reflect what they claim is a changing attitude to animals

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Traditional nursery rhymes such as Ba Ba Black Sheep and This Little Piggy have been rewritten to be more vegan friendly.

Animal rights group PETA has claimed many of the nursery rhymes heard in British schools are outdated in their current form.

So the group has penned their own versions of five classics to be more vegan friendly and compassionate towards animals.

In their version of Ba Ba Black Sheep, the sheep refuses to hand over any wool.

Ba Ba Black Sheep
Ba Ba Black Sheep

It responds to the request for more wool with: "No sir, no sir that's not cool.

"None for the pastor and none for the dame, and none for the little boy who lives down the lane."

Their version of Three Blind Mice also sees the critters hang on to their tales.

It reads: "They all ran after the farmer's wife, they told her thank you for saving their lifee.

"Did you ever see someone acting so nice as three blind mice?"

Three Blind Mice
Three Blind Mice

A PETA spokeswoman said: "While things may have been different long ago, we now know that sheep used for wool are bred to grow much more wool than they ever would naturally and are abused and even killed during shearing.

"Sheep need their wool—it’s not ours to take, and a nursery rhyme like “Baa, Baa, Black Sheep” should be updated to reflect that."

She added: "Attitudes toward animals have changed a lot in the hundreds of years since many nursery rhymes were written.

"And in the same way old songs and fairy tales have been given much-needed makeovers to replace racist, sexist, and otherwise insensitive language, we should make sure nursery rhymes are relevant for kids today and don’t encourage speciesism, cruelty to animals, or fear of them."