A Vermont girl is upset over a recent joke made about her disabled pet chicken on "Weekend Update."
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A 10-year-old Vermont girl is upset with “Saturday Night Live” after it joked about killing and eating her disabled pet chicken.
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Alora Wood’s pet, Granite Heart, was born with a deformed foot and is learning to walk with the help of a custom wheelchair. On a recent installment of the NBC sketch show’s “Weekend Update” one of the cast members joked that she should “just eat the chicken.”
Wood told NECN-TV that she knows the segment was meant to be a joke, but says what if it was a dog?
The girl says: "Any creature, no matter how big, no matter how small, they deserve to have a perfect life."
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The custom wheelchair came from a company in Amherst, New Hampshire, that makes pet wheelchairs.
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Representatives from “Saturday Night Live” did not immediately respond to Fox News’ request for comment.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.
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