I am hoping this gets in the paper before the opening ceremony of the Olympics.

I have been a longtime supporter of animal rights. I have given money to PETA, humane societies and farm animal sanctuaries on a regular basis. However, I feel it is inappropriate for these dedicated people to demonstrate at the opening ceremony. There are areas that have been set aside for this purpose. Their opposition to the rodeo will be made known. I want to watch the torch carried in with applause and cheering.

If indeed the animal-rights organizations carry through with their plan to picket outside the stadium like an angry mob for all the world to see, I will indeed rethink my future contributions.

Claudette Kay

West Jordan