PETA is always known for doing a lot of innovative campaigns to promote the well being of animals and have an impact on the society. Check out this video of this NLF player, who locks himself up in a hot car to prove that dogs cannot handle the heat.
Tyrann Mathieu, of the Arizona Cardinals’ proves in this video the increasing discomfort and the danger that the dogs face when they are locked inside a car on a hot summer day.
When Tyrann sits in the SUV parked in the sun, after a few minutes he starts to breathe heavily and becomes restless. He also starts sweating excessively which something dogs cannot physically do. On days where the temperature is around 78 degrees, with the windows partially down, the temperature inside the car which is under a shade, can go up to 90 degrees. When the car is parked under the sun, the temperature can go up to 160 degrees within minutes.
Dogs are not capable to protect themselves from the heat and any dog under that situation could end up having brain damage that can lead to death within just 15 minutes. The signs of heatstroke which occur quickly are as follows:
- Heavy panting
- Darkening of the tongue
- Increase in heart rate
In this video, when Tyrann was feeling dizzy, he was able to open the door and get off the car. It is something the dogs cannot do. They may claw and bite at the interiors of the car in order to get off the vehicle but in vain. Human beings are blessed with the ability to sweat in order to cool off their body. Unfortunately, dogs can only cool down by panting and sweat through their paw pads. So always be prepared to help if you see a dog locked inside a hot car!