“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.