Girl Upset After ‘Saturday Night Live’ Jokes About Her Disabled Pet Chicken: ‘Just Eat It’

Jane Werrell
By Jane Werrell
April 13, 2019US News
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Girl Upset After ‘Saturday Night Live’ Jokes About Her Disabled Pet Chicken: ‘Just Eat It’
Granite Heart tests out a custom wheelchair on April 3, 2019. (Mikayla Feehan/Via AP)

A 10-year-old girl was not amused with comments made about her disabled pet chicken on “Saturday Night Live.”

Alora Wood’s feathered friend, named Granite Heart, is learning how to walk with a custom-made wheelchair.

Wood was upset with an SNL co-host who joked about her pet chicken’s set-up, on a recent Weekend Update segment of the show.

“Just eat the chicken,” the co-host said.

‘Be More Sensitive’

The 10-year-old hit back at the SNL comments in an interview with NECN-TV, saying the host should “be a little more sensitive—it felt kind of rude to me.”

“I know it was meant to be a joke, but what if it was a dog?” Wood told the broadcaster.

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A pet chicken named Granite Heart sits next to her custom wheelchair on April 3, 2019. (Mikayla Feehan/Via AP)

She said it was cool to see Granite Heart in the media, and that her disabled pet is working on getting around like other chickens.

“Any creature, no matter how big, no matter how small, they deserve to have a perfect life,” said Wood.

Weasel Attack

Granite Heart, a 3-year-old Bantam chicken, was born with a tendon disease, which left her with a deformed foot. In a turn for the worse, a year ago a weasel attacked her and her sibling. The attack left her severely injured, and her sibling died.

It was after this that Walkin’ Pets, a company that makes devices for injured animals, invited Granite Heart to visit their headquarters in Amherst, New Hampshire.

It’s the company’s first ever chicken wheelchair.

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Granite Heart tests out her custom wheelchair on April 3, 2019. (Mikayla Feehan/Via AP)

“With the help of her custom-built wheelchair, Granite Heart can stand upright for the first time in her life and learn how to walk,” the company said.

Just over 3 percent of Americans own a pet bird, according to the American Vetinary Medical Association, totaling 8.3 million.

Americans live with 70 million dogs and 74 million cats according to The Humane Society. And 90 percent of Americans consider cats and dogs to be family members while 80 percent would risk their lives for them.

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