Apr 19, 2014 fbook icon twitter icon rss icon
Animal Rights

PETA Wants Honey Boo Boo to Rename Chicken

Honey Boo Boos pet chicken, which the seven-year-old chose to name “Nugget,” has caught the attention of PETA.

In an open letter to the TLC star, whose real name is Alana Thompson, the animal rights organization suggests she rename her new feathered friend “Not a Nugget” in order to “let your fans know that they should be nice to chickens by not eating them.”

PETA says it hopes the animal “will show the family and their many fans that chickens are smart, affectionate, and family-oriented birds who deserve better than to be abused and slaughtered.”

The group adds, “We’re eager to help the Thompsons switch to healthy, delicious, and humane vegan-chicken nuggets,” which “taste just like meat, except no chicken had to die to make them.”

PETA also sent Honey Boo Boo a sample of the vegan snack, along with a T-shirt of a chicken saying, “I am not a nugget.”

A rep for TLC had no comment on the letter.

What do you think of PETA’s suggestions for Honey Boo Boo and her family?

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