NFL Player Lasts Only 8 Minutes in Hot Car, Proves Dogs Shouldn't Be Left in the Heat

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A few weeks ago, the world was outraged when police pulled the body of a dead dog that had been left inside a car for too long.
Of course, our canine companions can't tell us they're in danger or call an ambulance when they're about to faint. That's why PETA is taking an active role to raise awareness about the risks of leaving your dog inside a car, during extremely hot days.

The Arizona Cardinals' Tyrann Mathieu stars in a public service announcement where he locks himself inside a Chevrolet Equinox. The temperature outside is 90 degrees Fahrenheit (32 Celsius), but the greenhouse of the vehicle amplifies that to 120 degrees (48 Celsius).

Within eight minutes, Tyrann calls it quit, and not a moment too soon, considering he looks like he's about to faint. Remember that we're talking about a professional athlete here, who's used to high levels of heat.

PETA says dogs are at a much higher risk of heatstroke than us humans because they can't sweat and cool themselves.

Mind you, it can happen to every kind of dog, not just a pet. A recent report suggests a K9 police animal died after allegedly being left in the patrol car for 10 hours.

A new piece of legislation being proposed in New York could soon legally protect onlookers that want to rescue a dog or another animal that's stuck in a car. The intended bill will protect anyone who will “take the necessary steps” to open a parked car to rescue animals “in imminent danger due to heat or cold.”

Of course, even if you ignore the risk of getting sued, there's still potential physical danger involved with breaking glass, angry owners and dogs under fairly high distress.

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