A 10-year-old Vermont girl is upset with “Saturday Night Live” because it included a joke last week about killing and eating her disabled pet chicken.
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 wonders what would have happened if it had been a dog.
The girl says: “Any creature, no matter how big, no matter how small, they deserve to have a perfect life.”
The custom wheelchair came from a company in Amherst, N.H., that makes pet wheelchairs.
Representatives from “Saturday Night Live” did not immediately respond to Fox News’ request for comment.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.