The ultra-woke nursery rhyme book that sees the three little pigs go shopping instead of the market

Parents are being asked to ditch traditional nursery rhymes for an ultra-woke modernisation that sees pigs go ‘shopping’ instead of the ‘market’ and sheep refuse to give their ‘wool’ because ‘it’s not cool’.

Animal rights group PETA has claimed the original ballads encourage unfair attitudes towards animals and have been given a ‘much-needed makeover to replace racist, sexist, and otherwise insensitive language’. 

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.

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!’ 

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

Parents are being asked to ditch traditional nursery rhymes for an ultra-woke modernisation that sees pigs go ‘shopping’ instead of the ‘market’ and sheep refuse to give their ‘wool’ because ‘it’s not cool’ to promote animal welfare

Animal rights group PETA has claimed the original ballads encourage unfair attitudes towards animals and have been given a 'much-needed makeovers to replace racist, sexist, and otherwise insensitive language'

Animal rights group PETA has claimed the original ballads encourage unfair attitudes towards animals and have been given a ‘much-needed makeovers to replace racist, sexist, and otherwise insensitive language’

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!' Miss Muffet has also become vegan ¿ instead of eating 'curds and whey', she is 'watching the bluebirds play'

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

In 2014, the original rhyme 'Baa Baa Black Sheep' (pictured) was also caught in controversy over suggestions his rhyme was racist - although scholars have since acknowledged it is unlikely the fable has any links to slavery or historic racism

In 2014, the original rhyme ‘Baa Baa Black Sheep’ (pictured) was also caught in controversy over suggestions his rhyme was racist – although scholars have since acknowledged it is unlikely the fable has any links to slavery or historic racism 

Plus, in the beloved children’s rhyme ‘This Little Piggy’, the mention of ‘roast beef’ becomes ‘roast beets’ to promote a plant-based diet.

And in Three Blind Mice, the line ‘They all ran after the farmer’s wife who cut off their tails with a carving knife’ has been scrapped.

It is replaced with the mice still running after the farmer’s wife but the next lines are: ‘They told her ‘thank you’ for saving their life. Did you ever see someone acting so nice as three blind mice?’

But families have been left outraged by the vegan adaptations and said the rhymes are ‘brainwashing’ children and have ‘gone too far’.

Jeanette Hill said: ‘For heavens sake… they are nursery rhythms that we have sung to our children forever.

‘If you want the ‘woke’ version by all means use it in your own household – but leave the rest of us alone.’

Hazel Tanner added: ‘What utter twaddle and these idiots are teaching our children. Brainwashing them actually!’ 

The changes to the rhymes have been made by PETA who say the traditional versions promote outdated attitudes.

Elisa Allen, of PETA, said: ‘Words matter and nursery rhymes that make light of cruelty to animals or contain archaic, negative depictions of them need a modern overhaul.’

She added: ‘Small changes like Peta’s can instil empathy and compassion. Since humanity is increasingly realising that animals are not ours to exploit, the songs we sing to our children – who absorb everything they see and hear – must reflect these values.’

In Three Blind Mice, the line 'They all ran after the farmer's wife who cut off their tails with a carving knife' has been scrapped

In Three Blind Mice, the line ‘They all ran after the farmer’s wife who cut off their tails with a carving knife’ has been scrapped

'Pop Goes the Weasel' was also given an ultra-woke update replacing the animal with a 'bubble'

‘Pop Goes the Weasel’ was also given an ultra-woke update replacing the animal with a ‘bubble’

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.

In 2014, the original rhyme ‘Baa Baa Black Sheep’ was also caught in controversy over suggestions his rhyme was racist – although scholars have since acknowledged it is unlikely the fable has any links to slavery or historic racism.

The re-imagined tales come among an influx of woke story books and picture books peddled to kids, including gender-swap fairytales and ‘My First Little Book of Intersectional Activism’.

The original versions of the nursey rhymes given an ultra-woke overhaul:

Baa, Baa, Black Sheep (original):

Bah, Bah, a black Sheep,

Have you any wool?

Yes old mate I have

Three bags full,

Two for my master,

One for my dame,

None for the little boy

That cries in the lane

Little Miss Muffet (original): 

Little Miss Muffet

Sat on a tuffet,

Eating her curds and whey;

There came a big spider,

Who sat down beside her

And frightened Miss Muffet away

Pop Goes the Weasel (original): 

Half a pound of tuppenny rice,

Half a pound of treacle.

That’s the way the money goes,

Pop! goes the weasel

Three blind mice (original):

Three blind mice. Three blind mice.

See how they run. See how they run.

They all ran after the farmer’s wife,

Who cut off their tails with a carving knife,

Did you ever see such a sight in your life,

As three blind mice?

This Little Piggy (original):

This little piggy went to market,

This little piggy stayed home,

This little piggy had roast beef,

This little piggy had none,

And this little piggy cried ‘wee wee wee’ all the way home.

 

VERSUS: The vegan-adapted nursery rhymes to ‘promote animal welfare’:

Baa, Baa, Black Sheep: 

Baa, baa, black sheep,

Can I have your wool?

No sir, no sir,

That’s not cool.

None for the pastor,

And none for the dame,

None for the little boy who lives down the lane.

Baa, baa, black sheep,

Can I have your wool?

No sir, no sir,

It’s MY wool.

Little Miss Muffet:  

Little Miss Muffet,

Sat on a tuffet,

Watching the bluebirds play.

Along came a spider,

Who sat down beside her,

And brightened Miss Muffet’s day!

Pop Goes the Bubble:

Pop goes the bubble

Round and round the mulberry bush,

The monkey chased the bubble.

The monkey thought ’twas all in fun.

Pop! Goes the bubble

Three Blind Mice:

Three blind mice. Three blind mice.

See how they run. See how they run.

They all ran after the farmer’s wife.

They told her ‘thank you’ for saving their life.

Did you ever see someone acting so nice,

As the three blind mice?

This Little Piggy:

This little piggy went shopping,

This little piggy stayed home.

This little piggy has rost beets,

This little piggy had none.

And this little piggy cried ‘wee, wee, wee’ all the way home.

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