PETA Wants Virginia Road Named "Spay Today Way"

The Virginia-based non-profit asked for a reduced rate in its letter

By Natalie Lopez
|  Wednesday, Mar 28, 2012  |  Updated 11:13 AM EDT
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PETA Wants Va. Road Named "Spay Today Way"

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Virginia drivers may soon be commuting on a road named "Spay Today Way."

Lawmakers in Virginia have passed legislature allowing the state to sell naming rights to some of its roads, and the Virginia-based People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) is looking to get in on the action.

PETA wrote a letter to the chairperson of the Commonwealth Transportation Board (CTB), requesting a reduced rate to name a road “Spay Today Way.”

PETA believes that by reminding people to spay their animals, it can prevent more homeless animals from ending up on the streets or in animal shelters, which are paid for by taxpayers.

"When people spay and neuter their dogs and cats, it reduces the homeless animal crisis and saves Virginia taxpayers from having to keep animal shelters operating," says PETA President Ingrid E. Newkirk. "PETA's Spay Today Way would remind residents to drive on over to their veterinarian and get that dog or cat fixed."

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