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PETA Asks To Sponsor Virginia Rest Stop

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In an attempt to save money, the Virginia Department of Transportation announced recently it would be accepting proposals from organizations willing to sponsor interstate rest areas and welcome centers.

Those proposals have started to come in and one is from PETA.

The animal-rights group wants to sponsor the Troutville stop along I-81, and rename it the "Fishing Hurts" rest area. In a letter to the Transportation Department, PETA says it would consider restocking the vending machines with vegan, faux-fish sticks and other fish-free snacks.

The group is asking the department for a reduced, nonprofit sponsorship rate. There's no word yet on when to expect a decision on the proposal.

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