© By Othmar Vohringer
As a country music lover I always enjoyed listening to Carrie Underwood. I admired her for the success she has, starting as hopeful on American Idol and then becoming one of country music biggest stars. I also like her down to earth attitude.
Imagine how shocked I was when I found out this morning that Carrie Underwood, who had grown up in rural Oklahoma among hunters and farmers, has decided to support the notorious animal right activist organization, the Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) with part of the revenue generated from her new release “Home Sweet Home”. Carrie states on her website that the money will be donated “To support a cause very dear to Carrie's heart, she, 19 Recordings, and Sony Music Nashville will donate a portion of the sales proceeds from ‘Home Sweet Home’ to The Humane Society of the United State”.
The U.S. Sportsmen’s Alliance writes in their “Action Alert” letter; “Sportsmen can make a difference. Companies such as Iams, General Mills, Accor Hotels, Pet Safe, Sears, Meijer Inc, and Ace Hardware ended relationships with HSUS after thousands of sportsmen levied strong protest.”
You bet we can and we will stop Carrie Underwood from kicking some of her most loyal fans and rural folks she grew up with in the teeth. Sometimes when people become famous they forget their roots and upbringing. From a cooment on her blog it appears that Carrie Underwood already got a taste of what can happen if a star upsets her loyal graas roots supporters. On a concert in a rural communiy, so it is said, more than half of her audience got up and left after Carrie anounced her support for the HSUS. The comment does not say if the people who left demanded their ticket money back. I hope they did.
Take Action! Sportsmen are urged to contact key personnel at American Idol’s parent company, Fox Broadcasting and demand that Underwood’s song not be given a stage to raise money for HSUS.
Please take a few minutes and write a comment on Carrie’s blog to let her know how you feel. Also contact the following people:
Mr. Peter Liguori
Fox Broadcasting Company
Chairman of Entertainment
10201 West Pico Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90064-2606
American Idol at: firstname.lastname@example.org. (The song will be used as farewell pice to contestants of American Idol.)
Feel free to copy this post and put it on your blog or link to the post herei. We have to make sure that as many hunters know about this and take action as we can reach and our blogs are a great way to reach millions of hunters. Thank You.
Othmar Vohringer Outdoors
Founding Member of Outdoor Bloggers Summit
Tags:Carrie Underwood, Country Music Star, Animal Rights