- Indie-Rose, from Dublin, cried in a video that was posted on Facebook
- Child's heartfelt plea was triggered by her family's decision to eat turkey
- Mother's partner filmed the outburst as she refers to animals as 'people'
A five-year-old girl has made a tearful speech about why she does not want to eat animals in a video posted on Facebook.
Indie-Rose, from Dublin, Ireland, becomes extremely emotional when she learns some home truths as the family prepare a turkey dinner.
'I really don't want to eat animals – they're so nice. Why do people chop them up? I don't want them to be chopped up,' she sobs after her mother's partner explains where meat comes from.
Adorable Indie-Rose, five, struggled to hold back the tears as she discovered that animals have to die for people to eat meat
The youngster became very emotional during the conversation with her mother's partner
Asked why she doesn't want to eat meat, little Indie-Rose said: 'Animal people are nice' and that 'farmers shouldn't chop people up. I don't want to eat a horsey'.
After being told that people do not usually eat horse, she wailed, 'but pigs are nice too, and chickens and cows.'
The family home video, which has had more than nine million views on Facebook, left her mother Nicola Moore shocked.
'My partner was preparing dinner and Indie wanted to help. He had gotten some turkey from the butcher's, she asked who had chopped it up and that's how it all started,' she told Independent.ie.
Overcome with emotion, Indie-Rose rubs away her tears
The five-year-old sobs into her hands as she discusses becoming a vegetarian
'He only recorded the conversation then so he could send it to me while I was in work and make sure he was saying the right thing.'
Nicola's partner is heard explaining that Indie-Rose did not have to eat meat if she felt so strongly about it.
He can be heard in the video, saying, 'You don't want them to be chopped up? But they taste very good.'
Charming Indie-Rose wisely added: 'If this is how we keep chopping them up, there'll be no more animals.'
Three months on and Indie-Rose's stance on meat has held fast, her mother said.
Having visited a doctor to ensure her daughter would not miss out on any important nutrients, Nicola said her young daughter is committed to being a vegetarian.
'She's always had a soft heart towards animals, she wouldn't even let me kill a fly or a spider in the house,' she added.
Indie-Rose is heard telling her mother's partner: 'I really don't want to eat animals – they're so nice. Why do people chop them up?'
After wiping away her tears Indie-Rose is heard wisely saying, 'If this is how we keep chopping them up, there'll be no more animals'
Three months on and Indie-Rose's stance on meat has held fast, her mother said