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Country Gal Kellie Pickler Ditches Pig Meat for Potatoes

Written by PETA | October 29, 2008

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Is there anything more surreal than surviving countless bouts of painfully truthful admissions from the number one most-feared judge on American reality television? Yeah, of course! Just ask Kellie Pickler. The country singer went head-to-head with Simon Cowell in season five of American Idol, but it turns out that she couldn’t look her own food in the face and still finish her meal.

People Magazine reports that this country gal, who has been blazin’ her own trail of stardom since her elimination from the show, has recently adopted a vegetarian diet. It looks like all that palling around with fellow vegetarian and friend Carrie Underwood has paid off—for Kellie’s health and for animals. Oh, and did I mention that Kellie’s decision was partly influenced by a Pamela Anderson television PSA that was put out by a somewhat well-known animal rights group that you might have heard of—ah, shucks, it was a PETA ad!

Kellie says: “One night I couldn’t sleep, and I was up and just Googling random stuff, and I’m like, ‘Hmmm, PETA.’ I saw all the videos, and I just thought it was horrible. It’s animal cruelty. A lot of it has to do with knowing what happens to the animals, and it really bothered me, and so I will not eat meat.”

Props to Kellie for ditching her beefy ways. It’s not always easy, especially when many of the songs in her music genre aren’t so—shall we say—vegetarian-friendly. The former rare meat junkie says she already feels healthier, and that is a mighty good thing considering that she just released her self-titled second album.

Maybe on her next album she can sing about pigs in gestation crates or veal calves confined to tiny stalls. No?

Posted by Jennifer Cierlitsky

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  • www.peta.org says:

    Country Gal Kellie Pickler Ditches Pig Meat for Potatoes.. Reposted it :)

  • Animal Lover says:

    Amen! Grace G for your comment. And thank you Kellie Pickler for making your very own desicion to simply not eat meat.

  • Grace G says:

    ToBRB Actually nobody said that all vegetarians are “awesome” people or that all veg food is healthy. Please do not perpetrate an argument that a lot of meat eaters try to use. Ones diet does not make someone good or bad all thinking people know that. Just because I’m a vegetarian I don’t think that I’m better than other people my diet is not always so healthy. Let’s stick to the facts to the main issue animal rights treating animals with respect dignity. Thank you.

  • gina maltese says:

    thank god! another veggie joining the ranks! if only more people were willing to actually see for themselves what these poor creatures endure. seeing it was what changed me. i couldnt eat another animal after i saw “fast food nation”. the thought of their terror pain makes me sick to my stomache. so dont be afraid to take a look its what you dont know that could hurt you these poor animals WAY TO GO KELLIE!!!

  • brb says:

    Props to her. However I would still like her if she continued to eat meat. Because obviously we and PETA knows that that is a personal decision and we shouldn’t walk around juding someone’s character on whether they eat meat or not. Vegetearians aren’t always awesome people either Some vegetarians are born to vegetarian parents therefore that does not mean they are compassionate to animals or their own health. Let’s not be fools to think that all meatless foods are much healthier. Hello carbs sugar and salt! You don’t gotta eat meat to get a dose of those 3 things every day. I have only seen maybe one or two videos by PETA on animal cruelty. I can not bring myself to see such images that I know would never leave my memory. A 30 Days morgan sprulock episode helped me make a decision on being vegetarian. But props to Kellie Pickler for making a decision that she feels can suit her.

  • Lola says:

    Not a country fan myself but WAY TO GO KELLIE! Veg is the best way to be

  • jessi says:

    wow! i loved meat but until i watched some of the videos i might stop.

  • NT says:

    YAY!!! One more vegetarian in this world and a few billion to go…

  • Tom says:

    Nothing more beautiful than an intelligent AND compassionate lady. Although anyone who knows better knows that compassion and intelligence go hand in hand.

  • Mike Quinoa says:

    Yeah PETA was my downfall too lol. I got inexorably drawn in kicking and screaming by perusing the PETA website and once I learnt the truth there was no going back not that I would want too. A recent visit to a slaughterhouse on Gunn’s Road in Toronto reconfirmed my commitment one hundred times over.

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