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A woman has been criticised for showing her pet turkey Thanksgiving dinner being cooked. Watch below:
Katie Byers, from Ohio, US, shared a video to her TikTok account of her pet, Big Red, walking into her kitchen and having a look at the feast being prepared.
In the short video, the animal can be seen looking into the half-opened oven, which has a fellow turkey cooking inside.
Katie asks: "What you doing, bub?
"It's okay, you don't know him."
Since the video was posted, it has been viewed more than 37 millions times, with thousands of people piling into the comments to join in the debate.
Criticising Katie for seemingly teasing her pet turkey, one user said: "I'm not a vegan but videos like that make me want to become one."
Another echoed the anger, asking: "You're just going to cook his homie in front of him?"
"Come on, don't do that," put a third.
"It's still kind of sad and mean to be showing him that. I get you want to be funny but come in even for an animal, it is mean."
Responding to the negative comments, Katie said there was nothing to worry about.
She said: "It's okay to feel sad. If it helps, that's a store bought turkey and Big Red wanted to eat it.
"Turkeys are curious, but have no concept of ovens. He was mad I wouldn't let him eat it."
She added: "Just adding, Big Red was NOT traumatised... he was mad I wouldn't let him eat it."
Others also backed her corner, too, claiming the outrage was just hypocritical.
One said: "I can't get over how many people were mad about this."
While another added: "The same people saying that's wrong and cruel are the same people who are going to be eating Turkey and Ham later."
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