The ultra-awake nursery rhyme book that sees the Three Little Pigs shopping in the market square

Families have been outraged after being told to ditch traditional nursery rhymes for an ultra-woke modernization who sees pigs going “shopping” instead of “market” and sheep refusing to give their “wool” because “it’s not cool”.

Animal rights group PETA claimed that the original ballads encouraged unjust attitudes towards animals and had been given a “much-needed overhaul to replace racist, sexist and otherwise insensitive language”.

Parents have since taken to social media to blast ‘ridiculous’ vegan adaptations – with one user claiming the animal charity is ‘brainwashing’ children and has ‘gone too far’.

Hazel Tanner wrote: ‘What nonsense and these idiots are teaching our children. In fact, brainwash them!’

Baa, Baa, Black Sheep, which parents and teachers sing to children, traditionally begins with “Baa, baa, black sheep, do you have any wool?”

But in a new version, the sheep explains that it’s “uncool” to steal wool and refuses to provide it to the “pastor”, the lady or the little boy who lives down the street.

Meanwhile, Little Miss Muffet’s line about a girl being “scared” of a spider has been changed to “he brightened up Miss Muffet’s day!”

Miss Muffet has also gone vegan in the updated version – instead of eating “curds and whey”, she “watches the blue birds play”.

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

Animal rights group PETA claimed that the original ballads encouraged unfair attitudes towards animals and received a

Animal rights group PETA claimed that the original ballads encouraged unjust attitudes towards animals and had been given a “much-needed overhaul to replace racist, sexist and otherwise insensitive language”.

Families were outraged by the vegan adaptations and said the rhymes are children of

Families have been outraged at the vegan adaptations and say the rhymes are ‘brainwashed’ children and have ‘gone too far’

Little Miss Muffet's line about a girl being

Little Miss Muffet’s line about a girl being “scared” of a spider has been changed to saying she “brightened up Miss Muffet’s day!” Miss Muffet has also gone vegan – instead of eating ‘curds and whey’ she ‘watches the blue birds play’

In 2014, the original rhyme

In 2014, the original rhyme ‘Baa Baa Black Sheep’ (pictured) was also the subject of controversy over suggestions that its rhyme was racist – although scholars have since acknowledged that it is unlikely the fable has links to slavery or historical racism.

Additionally, in the beloved children’s nursery rhyme “This Little Piggy,” the reference to “roast beef” is changed to “roasted 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” was removed.

He is replaced by the mice who are still running after the farmer’s wife, but the next lines are: “They said ‘thank you’ for saving their lives”. Have you ever seen someone act as nice as three blind mice?

In response to the nursery rhymes, Jeanette Hill wrote, “For heaven’s sake…these are nursery rhythms we’ve sung to our children forever.”

“If you want the ‘woke’ version, use it in your own home, but leave us alone.”

Ben Clements added: “It’s going to be a very cold country to live in with all those snowflakes.”

Lisa Jane Clancy added: “It’s crazy – the world has gone crazy.”

The changes to the rhymes were made by PETA who claim that the traditional versions promote outdated attitudes.

PETA’s Elisa Allen said: “Words Matter and nursery rhymes that shed light on cruelty to animals or contain archaic, negative portrayals of them need a modern overhaul.”

She added, “Small changes like Peta’s can instill empathy and compassion.” As humanity increasingly realizes 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 phrase

In Three Blind Mice, the line “They all ran after the farmer’s wife who cut off their tails with a carving knife” was removed.

“Pop Goes the Weasel” also received an ultra-awakened update replacing the animal with a “bubble”

The rewritten rhymes, which are featured on PETA’s website, are part of a woke children’s literature trend, which includes gender-swapping fairy tales.

In 2014, the original rhyme “Baa Baa Black Sheep” was also the subject of controversy over suggestions that its rhyme was racist – although scholars have since acknowledged that the fable is unlikely to have links to slavery or historical racism.

The reimagined tales are part of an influx of woke storybooks and picture books being sold to children, including gender-swap fairy tales and “My First Little Book of Intersectional Activism.”

The original versions of the ultra-awakened revisited nursery rhymes:

Baa, Baa, Black Sheep (original):

Bah, bah, a black sheep,

Do you have wool?

Yes old friend I have

three full bags,

Two for my master,

One for my lady,

None for the little boy

Who cries in the alley

Little Miss Muffet (original):

Little Miss Muffet

Sitting on a tuff,

Eat its curd and whey;

There came a big spider,

who sat next to her

And scared Miss Muffet

Pop Goes the Weasel (Original):

Half a pound of tuppenny rice,

Half a pound of molasses.

That’s how the money goes,

Popular! go weasel

Three Blind Mice (original):

Three blind mice. Three blind mice.

See how they work. See how they work.

They all ran after the farmer’s wife,

Who cut off their tails with a carving knife,

Have you ever seen such a sight in your life,

Like three blind mice?

This little pig (original):

This little pig went to the market,

This little pig stayed at home,

This little pig had roast beef,

This little pig had none,

And this little piggy screamed ‘wee wee wee’ all the way back.

VERSUS: Vegan nursery rhymes adapted to “promote animal welfare”:

BAA Baa black sheep:

BAA Baa black sheep,

Can I have your yarn?

No sir, no sir,

It’s not cool.

None for the pastor,

And none for the lady,

None for the little boy who lives down the street.

BAA Baa black sheep,

Can I have your yarn?

No sir, no sir,

This is MY yarn.

Little Miss Muffet:

Little Miss Muffet,

Sitting on a tuff,

Watch the blue birds play.

Came a spider,

who sat next to her,

And brighten up Miss Muffet’s day!

The pop goes in the bubble:

pop go bubble

Round and round the mulberry bush,

The monkey chased the bubble.

The monkey thought it was for fun.

Popular! go bubble

Three blind mice:

Three blind mice. Three blind mice.

See how they work. See how they work.

They all ran after the farmer’s wife.

They said “thank you” for saving their lives.

Have you ever seen someone act so nice,

Like the three blind mice?

This little pig:

This little pig went shopping,

This little pig stayed at home.

This little pig has rose beets,

This little pig had none.

And this little piggy cried “pee, pee, pee” all the way back.

Dora W. Clawson