Professional football player Tyrann Mathieu recently locked himself in a hot car to simulate what the experience is like for a dog. The demonstration was a part of a public service announcement to raise awareness about how dangerous a hot car can be for any living creature.
“If you’re going to make a dog a part of your family, then make him a part of your family. Don’t treat him like you wouldn’t treat someone you cared about or someone you loved,” Mathieu said in the video.
“I seriously couldn’t imagine leaving my dog in a car like this,” he added.
During the video, the temperature in the car reached over 120 degrees in just eight minutes. After 8 minutes, Mathieu had to give up and get out of the car because he could not take the heat anymore.
Last week we reported that a new state law in Tennesse protects citizens from being sued if they are freeing a pet from a hot car.
Watch the full public service announcement below:
John Vibes writes for True Activist and is an author, researcher and investigative journalist who takes a special interest in the counter culture and the drug war.
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