Kristy Lee Cook Catches Attention Of PETA
August 4, 2010 at 11:43 AM (PT)
Country artist and former AMERICAN IDOL contestant KRISTY LEE COOK, who is starring in a new reality show “Goin’ Country” on the VERSUS network has caught the attention of PETA. The show follows KRISTY as she tries to land a record and participates in hunting expeditions.
According to FOX NEWS, a spokesperson for PETA said: "Instead of angering thousands of would-be fans by killing helpless animals on camera in attempt to get her '15 Minutes of Shame,' KRISTY LEE COOK's fame crusade would be better served by following in the footsteps of fellow IDOL alum-turned-country-stars CARRIE UNDERWOOD and KELLIE PICKLER, as well as SIMON COWELL, all of whom have used their fame and talent to speak up for animals."
KRISTY LEE said in response: “Given that hunters have done more for AMERICAN wildlife conservation than any other group in history, I make no apology for being one. Indeed, I join the ranks of millions of AMERICAN hunters who celebrate our outdoor heritage and who conserve millions of acres of wild lands. These same people support more than 600,000 jobs across the country and provide a critical voice to encourage more investment in AMERICAN conservation."