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Woman divides internet by killing and frying pet rooster who pecked daughter's face

Dominic Smithers

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Woman divides internet by killing and frying pet rooster who pecked daughter's face

A woman has come in for a bit for criticism after she killed and fried her pet rooster because it pecked her daughter.

Magan Schmidt finally had enough after her 'mean ole' rooster, HeiHei, turned on her daughter, attacking her.

In photos posted online, the young girl can be seen with scratch marks and cuts across her face and neck.

Magan later claimed in a Facebook post, which has since been deleted, that she had not other choice but to put the rooster down... and eat it.

Magan's post. Credit: Magan Schmidt/Facebook
Magan's post. Credit: Magan Schmidt/Facebook

She wrote: "Well, it finally happened. Our mean ole backyard rooster, HeiHei, attacked the baby child!!

"We were SO lucky that he didn't do any more damage than he did.

"Half an inch, and she would have lost an eye!

"Nevertheless, he got what was coming to him!

"Mama don't play when it comes to her babies."

Magan also posed a snap of the delightful little chicken nuggets that she had turned HeiHei into following the incident.

But while the concerned mum thought she was doing the right thing, people were divided.

HeiHei and Magan's daughter. Credit: Magan Schmidt/Facebook
HeiHei and Magan's daughter. Credit: Magan Schmidt/Facebook

Some completely backed her decision to get rid of the ill-tempered bird, while others felt it probably didn't deserve to be killed.

One critic said: "'It finally happened’ really sounds like this isn’t the first time your child has had a negative interaction with this roo protecting his coop.

"If you knew it was an issue, why didn’t you do more to prevent it? Also to add, anyone that knows anything about raising chickens for livestock knows a full grown, adult cock is not food. At all.

"Protection is their only purpose."

Another complained: "I know people eat chickens all the time, but killing it specifically because it attacked your child doesn't sit right with me when children are known to antagonise animals."

HeiHei was turned into chicken nuggets. Credit: Magan Schmidt/Facebook
HeiHei was turned into chicken nuggets. Credit: Magan Schmidt/Facebook

"You control your circumstances (pets, children, household, wild animals you choose to possess) which means it’s on you, not the animal," put a third. "Very sad."

Not everyone was so upset by the story, though.

There were a few out there who felt Magan did the right thing.

"It’s pretty easy to tell in the comments who has never been around mean roosters before! Some birds make better nuggets," slammed one.

While another added: "We live in a soft world. If you didn’t grow up on a farm or live like this, don’t comment. It’s life. Get over it."

Featured Image Credit: Magan Schmidt/Facebook

Topics: Animals, Facebook, Viral, Food And Drink

Dominic Smithers
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