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Norfolk Mayor: PETA Is Intelligent

Written by PETA | June 13, 2008

Since 2001, PETA’s mobile “Spay and Neuter Immediately, Please” (SNIP) clinic has been providing free and low-cost spay-and-neuter surgeries (nearly 45,000!) in Virginia’s Hampton Roads area, where PETA is located. Earlier this week, we doubled the size of our lifesaving fleet, rolling out a second animal birth control mobile clinic.

Norfolk Mayor Paul Fraim, who was on hand to cut the ribbon during the official unveiling of the clinic, praised PETA’s approach to the companion animal overpopulation crisis as intelligent and humane. That’s right—we’ve got smarts!

Check out these pictures of the new lifesaving clinic!

Simon says…we’re sorry we couldn’t resist the clichéd reference to a certain kids’ game.
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Ingrid is especially happy because the unveiling was on her birthday. What a wonderful present!
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Check out the size of those scissors! They’re HUGE! Was Mayor Fraim expecting the clinic to be wrapped in steel? Really, it’s a bit much—my toenail clippers could have finished off this ribbon!
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Kimora will be stunning people with her beauty wherever the clinic travels.
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Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you know that a boatload of cats and dogs (4 million) are killed every year in the U.S. because there just aren’t homes for these animals. And you also know that when people don’t sterilize their animals, that contributes to the problem.

We’ve all seen the population pyramids: one fertile cat can produce 12 to 18 kittens every year, and one fertile dog can produce 12 to 20 puppies every year (not doing it together, of course). When you do the math, that can translate to more than 11,000 cats and more than 12,000 dogs in five years. The flipside of these overwhelming numbers is that we can stop a lot of suffering just by spaying or neutering one animal. And when we spay or neuter more animals, the savings multiply.

—Grace

Posted by Grace Friedan

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  • Jaque says:

    PETA getting richer every day. What about adopted some children????

  • Brien Comerford says:

    PETA is intelligent enlightened humane proactive and has reverence for the lives of all creatures great and small. God bless PETA !

  • Eric Silberstein says:

    Patricia is trying to tell North Americans to stop torturing the poor birds. The world already knows how farm animals are abused. In Argentina there are now many people that are vegetarians. Love and respect the animals. Basically she’s calling North Americans stupid in general. This is not directed at PETA. Patricia there are smart people in North America who care about the animals like PETA. That is the point of this blog post. I understand your anger toward North Americans but there are good and bad people everywhere. Hay buena y mala gente por todas partes. Always be kind and humane. This is the true sign of intelligence!

  • lynda downie says:

    I’ll 2nd that capnmike! Congrats and well deserved bday gift Ingrid! And Spay and neuter immediately please one of the blog postersdeserves special note too me thinks!

  • Ana says:

    Patricia V. de Diaz who wrote in Spanish called “North Americans Americansstupid shit animals”. I beg to differ from Patricia’s nasty comment. If Patricia hates Americans so much don’t comment on the blogs based here.

  • Patricia Visciglio de DIAZ says:

    DEJEN DE TORTURAR A LAS POBRES AVES.YA EL MUNDO SABE COMO MALTRATAN A TODOS LOS ANIMALES DE GRANJA ES UNA ABERRACION ABSOLUTA .EN ARGENTINA YA HAY MUCHAS PERSONAS QUE SOMOS VEGETARIANOS.AMEN Y RESPETEN A LOS ANIMALES BRUTOS DE MIERDA LOS NORTEAMERICANOS.

  • liliana says:

    Very nice! wonderful! I like Simon too! Happy Birthday Ingrid! it’s a great gift!

  • Russell says:

    good point rose this seems to be a win win that no one can criticize it makes me happy

  • rose says:

    COOL! most people criticize PETAs extreme tactics but this has something for everyone!

  • Thomas Olsen says:

    I love the new snipmobile awesome!!! Wish I could have been there for the unveiling since it was my birthday too. Happy bday Ingrid!

  • capnmike says:

    Judging from the situation the planet is in worldwide Spaying and Neutering humans would solve a lot MORE problems.

  • Maya, CVT says:

    PETA’s just getting better all the time. Once the politicians start to join in you know the media will be there too! Great job guys. And what a wonderful birthday present for Ms. Newkirk!!!

  • Mark D. says:

    Saying “PETA is intelligent” is like saying “the sun it hot.” Duh.

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