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'American Idol' Finalist -- Fury Over Hunting Show

8/3/2010 6:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Former "American Idol" finalist Kristy Lee Cook has landed right in the crosshairs of an animal rights group -- over a new reality show in which she's on the hunt for a record contract ... and animals to shoot.

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While promoting her new reality/hunting show "Goin' Country," Cook -- who placed 7th on "Idol" in 2008 -- recently said, "I never used to like killing animals until I got out and experienced it.  It's the food chain.  Animals are here for us to eat."

Obviously, the statement didn't sit well with the group In Defense of Animals, who see things a little differently ... saying, "Contrary to Kristy Lee's beliefs, animals are meant to live out their lives in peace, not to be killed for our enjoyment."

So we gotta ask ...

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Sick of TMZ    

Anyone who hunts is completely lacking in empathy. It would be like this moron bimbo having a great time at Disneyland and having some sniper take her out on the Autopias just for sport. Sad and tragic, but it's no different for innocent animals. What a stupid bit*ch.

1541 days ago
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jimmy    

Anyone who is against hunting is ignorant. I admire people who lawfully harvest their own animals to eat. They not only take part in nature, but they don't pay other people (supermarkets) to do their killing for them. People who judge others for hunting should look in the mirror. If you have ever eaten an animal product or used an animal tested product (cosmetics) or taken ANY medicine that was tested on animals (all of them) or wore leather or sat on leather, then you are a hypocrite. Leave the emotions out of it and deal with reality.

1541 days ago
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jimmy    

I'm sorry, but wild venison is way healthier than steroid beef is, as it is way more lean. Pheasant, dove, and wild turkey is also awesome. The only way to get that meat in your body, is to kill it. Empathy has nothing to do with the food chain. Give the PETA crap a rest.

1541 days ago
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Andi    

If people don't hunt we would be over run by animals, especially deer.

So to those who are against it you should probably stfu and go chew on a leaf.

"animals are meant to live out their lives in peace"
Uhm no, if they were they wouldn't be so damn tasty you stupid hippy's. Where the hell does it say that we should chew on a leaf? Show me, I would LOVE to see it. Guess what you dirty hippy's, when the apocalypse comes you will be eaten by those who aren't afraid to eat meat, survival of the fittest. So ha!

1541 days ago
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CMD    

WTF is wrong with hunting? Unless you lived on concrete your whole life, Bambi was just a cartoon. Hunting is the ultimate conservational activity. It helps manage wildife and utilizes a renewable resource.

1541 days ago
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twilightmom    

Aside from this b!tches "I'm all that" attitude that season (how she made it into the top 12, much less to #7-i mean "8 days a week" countrified! GMAFB!) I knew there was a reason I didn't like her!
What kind of f"n reality show is this, and who was DUMB enough to even give her a show? I guess a bunch of rednecks will watch it because it has hunting and a chick with tits on it! Maybe she'll be drinking Pabst Blue Ribbon on the show, after of course she makes a "good" kill. Eww...

1541 days ago
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CMD    

twighlightmom, first off, what a stupid name. Are you a 14 year old mother? Second off, if only rednecks hunted, it would have been shut down decades ago. You must be a city liberal who sips capacino and tries to convince all your phony friends how sophisticated you are. Do you think all that food just magically appears at the store?

1541 days ago
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gia    

Unless you're hunting to survive, doing so is nothing short of murder. It's a way for sociopaths, and I have zero doubt that ALL hunters who do so for pleasure are sociopaths, to satisfy their craving for murder and blood and their place is in jail. Animals die every day so that you can eat meat - going out of your way to add up to those deaths is sick and disgusting.

1541 days ago
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electriczipper    

Uhm no, if they were they wouldn't be so damn tasty you stupid hippy's. Where the hell does it say that we should chew on a leaf? Show me, I would LOVE to see it. Guess what you dirty hippy's, when the apocalypse comes you will be eaten by those who aren't afraid to eat meat, survival of the fittest. So ha!


Posted at 12:55 AM on Aug 3, 2010 by Andi

hey Andi the 70's called and want their word "Hippy" back...
hunting is fine if it is for food,but nothing else

1541 days ago
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CMD    

"Animals die every day so that you can eat meat - going out of your way to add up to those deaths is sick and disgusting."

No they don't. I eat lean venison, not fat beef. Where is that being supplied daily besides people hunting it? You freaking do-gooders are so out of touch and hypocritical.

1541 days ago
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mimi    

"Man" has been hunting and eating animals since the beginning of time. I am a 50 yr old woman and love to hunt. I am from the country and have grown up with hunting, whether its deer for food, or killing an animal thats eating our crops (which is our lively hood). We also trap alligators, and duck hunt and our grandkids will grow up doing the same. I don't get all the hostility.

1541 days ago
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Bob    

If man never hunted we would not be here today. Hunting is natural, all carnivores do it, including house cats and pet dogs. It IS the food chain. IDOA should re-focus and try to do something about man hunting man (war, crime, etc.) instead of being PETA little.

1541 days ago
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Pete    

What!? She is a disgusting, vile, worthless pig-whore! What a filthy excuse for a human being. She's a no-talen, ugly, stupid piece of garbabe who should rot in hell for all eternity.

1541 days ago
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Pete    

She is what's wrong in the world today. Dum ****s like her. I hope a Bear eats her fugly ass. Worthless c*nt. She's a failure in life now and always will be. She should STFU and jump off a cliff. Her whole family is cursed.

1541 days ago
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Jim    

As long as she eats what she kills. I love hunting but i don`t like deer, so i don`t hunt. Unfortunately, not every animal that gets shot, gets taken home. Then there`s the morons with guns thing, one other reason not to hunt.

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