‘SNL’ Joke About Pet Chicken Ruffles Feathers

Apr 12, 2019  •  Post A Comment

“A Vermont girl isn’t happy that her disabled pet chicken was joked about on ‘Saturday Night Live,'” the AP reports. “The chicken, named Granite Heart, is learning to walk with a custom wheelchair.”

On a recent installment of the NBC sketch show’s “Weekend Update” segment, a co-host joked that the pet’s owner should “just eat the chicken.”

“Ten-year-old Alora Wood of Underhill, Vermont, tells NECN-TV that she knows the segment was meant to be a joke, but says what if it was a dog,” the AP reports, noting that chicken was born with a deformed foot.

The girl is quoted saying: “Any creature, no matter how big, no matter how small, they deserve to have a perfect life.”

The chicken was provided with a custom wheelchair from the Amherst, N.H., company Walkin’ Pets.

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