Katie Byers bought a turkey from a grocery store for Thanksgiving, but her pet farm turkey got curious and went into her kitchen with the resulting clip that made people angry
A woman sparked a debate when a video showed her pet turkey viewing her Thanksgiving meal in the oven.
Katie Byers from Ohio, USA, looks after a variety of animals on the farm, including a few turkeys.
She posted a video on TikTok today of one of the turkeys, Big Red, walking around her house before discovering a dead turkey being cooked in the oven.
“What are you doing, boy?” asks Katie as she watches Big Red look into the half-open oven. “It’s okay you don’t know him.”
The video received 36 million views and many viewers said the bird looked amazed.
One said, “You’re just going to cook his homie in front of his eyes?”
“I’m not a vegan, but videos like this make you want to become one,” wrote a second and a third added, “Come on, don’t do that.
“It’s still kind of sad and mean to show him that. I understand you want to be funny, but come in for an animal yourself, it’s mean. “
However, Katie thinks differently and insists that Big Red was not traumatized.
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“It’s okay to be sad,” she replied in the comments. “If it helps, that’s a store that bought turkey and Big Red wanted to eat it.
“Turkeys are curious but have no idea about ovens. He was angry that I wouldn’t let him eat. “
Other viewers took Katie’s side and said people overreacted.
One viewer scolded: “The same people who say this is wrong and cruel are the same people who will later eat turkey and ham.”
Another wrote, “I can’t believe how many people were upset about it.”
“I find it kind of funny. I see the humor in it, ”emphasized a third party.