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Leave My Chicken Alone, Girl Tells SNL

Show joked about unusual pet's custom wheelchair
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Apr 12, 2019 2:09 PM CDT

(Newser) – A Vermont girl isn't happy that her disabled pet chicken was joked about on Saturday Night Live. The chicken, named Granite Heart, is learning to walk with a custom wheelchair, per the AP. On a recent SNL episode, the television show's "Weekend Update" co-host said she 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 she still isn't happy. "Would you put your pet on a plate?" she asked, adding that "any creature, no matter how big, no matter how small, they deserve to have a perfect life." The chicken was born with a deformed foot, and the custom wheelchair came from a company in Amherst, New Hampshire, that makes pet wheelchairs. (Read more Saturday Night Live stories.)

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