PETA protest makes no sense

I am a very disturbed animal lover over the front-page picture in Red Deer LIFE on Sunday.

I am a very disturbed animal lover over the front-page picture in Red Deer LIFE on Sunday.

I don’t for the life of me understand how there can be any link between PETA and the Olympics. How can anybody possibly link the two?

The Winter Olympics do not, to the best of my knowledge, use any animals whatsoever. So why should we have any shame?

All I see is a large group of young people who have been donating a lot of effort and time into something that they believe in, a chance to represent their country, and last but not least, a chance to stand on the podium.

They have given up so much and have practically no social life for how many years because of their rigorous training schedule.

These young people are going to be our leaders one day, so I do believe they deserve our support and they definitely should not feel any shame for what they are doing today.

Where else in the world can you throw such a varied assortment of people from so many different countries and cultures together and not have total chaos?

I do believe in your cause, Kate Brindle, but this is not the time or place for actions like this. And lastly, I do hope that our Canadian athletes feel no shame.

You do us proud.

Kenneth Mitchell

Red Deer

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