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    When This Tearful 5-Year-Old Took A Stand Against Her Dinner, Her Parents Had An Awesome Reply

    Indie-Rose was not happy when she learned where her meat came from.

    Meet Indie-Rose. She's a 5-year-old Irish girl who recently learned that the meat she was eating was "chopped-up animals."

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    Indie was genuinely devastated by the news.

    Indie-Rose's mom, Nicola Moore, was shocked when her partner sent her the video of their little one insisting she didn't want to eat meat anymore.

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    "He recorded the conversation so he could send it to me while I was [at] work and make sure he was saying the right thing,” the sympathetic mom told the Independent.

    "My partner was preparing dinner and Indie wanted to help. He had gotten some turkey from the butchers, [Indie] asked who had chopped it up and that’s how it all started," Indie-Rose's mom explained.

    In the video, the 5-year-old Dubliner can be heard telling her dad "animal-people are nice" and "if this is how we keep chopping them up, there'll be no more animals."

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    "She's always had a soft heart towards animals," her mom explained, "she wouldn't even let me kill a fly or a spider in the house. ... She takes it and always make sure it goes safely out to the garden.”

    Both parents were moved by how strongly Indie felt about not eating animals, so Nicola consulted a doctor and has helped her daughter become a full-time vegetarian.

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    While Indie-Rose hasn't eaten meat since the video was taken, mom Nicola recently took to Facebook to clarify that her daughter "wasn't pushed into anything," explaining that not eating meat has been completely Indie's choice and no one else in the family is a vegetarian.

    And the little girl is turning out to be quite the activist...

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    “We do have to explain to her sometimes that its OK for other people to eat meat because she’ll often come over be like, ‘Why are you eating that?'" Nicola told the Independent. "She’s made her own choice and she has to respect other people’s decisions, too.”

    BuzzFeed Life has reached out to Indie-Rose's family for comment.

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