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Vermont girl to SNL: Don’t tease my disabled chicken

  • In this provided by Mikayla Feehan and taken on April 3, 2019, a pet chicken named Granite Heart tests out a custom wheelchair made by Walkin’ Pets in Amherst, N.H. 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 says what if it was a dog. The chicken was born with a deformed foot. (Mikayla Feehan/Via AP)

  • In this provided by Mikayla Feehan and taken on April 3, 2019, a pet chicken named Granite Heart sits next to a custom wheelchair made by Walkin’ Pets in Amherst, N.H. 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 says what if it was a dog. The chicken was born with a deformed foot. (Mikayla Feehan/Via AP)

  • In this provided by Mikayla Feehan and taken on April 3, 2019, a pet chicken named Granite Heart sits next to a custom wheelchair made by Walkin’ Pets in Amherst, N.H. 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 says what if it was a dog. The chicken was born with a deformed foot. (Mikayla Feehan/Via AP)


Friday, April 12, 2019

​​​​​​A Vermont girl isn’t happy that her disabled chicken was joked about on Saturday Night Live.

The chicken, named Granite Heart, was born with a deformed foot and is learning to walk with a wheelchair. On a recent SNLepisode, the show’s “Weekend Update” co-host said she should “just eat the chicken.”

Ten-year-old Alora Wood of Underhill, Vt., told NECN-TV: “Any creature, no matter how big, no matter how small, they deserve to have a perfect life.”