PETA Goes After Honey Boo Boo for Naming Her Pet Chicken 'Nugget'

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The Honey Boo Boo family had to give Glitzy the pig back to the breeder, but they're trying their hand at domesticating another farm animal. The new pet is Nugget, a chicken that lives in a cage inside the house, according to Mama June's posting on Facebook. Alana supposedly loves him, but if you watch the show, you also know that she loves eating chicken nuggets.


PETA got wind of the family's new pet and what they named it, and promptly sent Alana a letter, telling her that "chickens are smart, interesting animals with personalities of their own." According to PETA, chickens can do simple math. They want Alana to tell her fans "they should be nice to chickens by not eating them," and then suggested that she get into eating vegan nuggets instead of real ones.


Mama June declined to comment.

Honey Boo Boo's Pet Chicken Nugget Gets PETA's Attention [E!]

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Violet Baudelaire

My family raised a coop full of chickens while I was growing up. I would like to personally attest that they are neither intelligent or interesting. In fact, they're known to be one of the least intelligent poultry (I believe turkeys are considered stupider, but I have a hard time believing anything could be). I've watched chickens literally walk around and peck at their own droppings thinking they were food.

P.S. This is what they send a letter about? Not Darlene, the road kill she cuddled?