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Kristy Lee Cook: From Runner-Up to Dead Last

Written by PETA | August 4, 2010

American Idol season seven runner-up Kristy Lee Cook is doing anything she can to get her “15 Minutes of Shame.” In her new television show on Versus (formerly the Outdoor Life Network), Kristy is traveling around the country shooting animals. It sounds like she must have had those tired old defenses of hunting hammered into her as a kid, because she isn’t embarrassed to float the incredibly old saw that hunters somehow help animals … by killing them while they’re in the woods with their families minding their own business.

We hope Kristy will realize that her quest for fame would be better served by following in the footsteps of two of her fellow Idol alums-turned-country-stars. Vegetarian and Idol winner Carrie Underwood, for instance, has won five Grammy Awards and had 13 straight number one singles, while Kellie Pickler—our 2009 Sexiest Vegetarian winner—sold more than 800,000 copies of her debut album. And sensational Simon Cowell condemns fur, promotes spaying and neutering, and shot a public service announcement urging people not to leave dogs in hot cars.

Now is the time for Kristy to use her powerful voice as a weapon and hang up her gun collection for good.

Written by Jennifer O’Connor

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  • realistic says:

    Hunting no matter how much people hate it is animal population control. Without that they would be over run with disease. When the horse slaughter market was shut down people couldn’t get rid of their horses that were old or lame or just so mean you clouldnt do anything with them, that is when u started seeing all thses people getting turned in for having under fed animals. People can’t afford to feed them, if they take them to sell they might bring $30. It killed the tack business that was supported by horse sales. Understand that not everyone agrees on everything, but people offense button is way out of control. I like Carries music but I will stop listening to her because of this

  • Hunter says:

    So ya’ll would rather hunters not kill animals and would rather more people hitting them with cars possibly killing the driver and the animal is more likely suffer that way instead of being shot?

  • CaL says:

    Um Jordan she didn’t even come close to “almost winning” American Idol. She wasn’t even in the Top 5!

  • Rev. Meg Schramm says:

    What no comment from Troller on this section of the blog? I’m disappointed.

  • Amanda says:

    Let’s boycott her won’t be hard considering that I have no clue who she is.

  • Anon says:

    Um who is this girl? This is the first I’ve ever even heard of her. Well at least I can rest assured that for once good things come to those who deserve it Kellie Carrie wonderful animal rights supporters love you guys!!

  • Curtis says:

    She’s from my state of Oregon. I grew up about an hour and a half away from her. It’s sad she’s setting such a cruel example.

  • rex's mom says:

    I also heard that American Idol season 6 runner up Blake Lewis took Kristy Lee deer hunting in Texas. I voted for him too but if I knew he was a hunter I never would have voted for him. At least he didn’t win. Jordin Sparks did.