Summer is approaching fast, and that means one thing among many others: please don’t leave your child or dog in a hot car in the parking lot.
A series of videos have appeared on YouTube that show what happens to an egg if it’s left on the dashboard of a hot car for more than 15 minutes, with a goal to raise awareness about leaving kids or dogs unattended in cars on a hot summer day for longer than 15 minutes.
According to the PETA, parked cars are a ‘deathtrap for dogs’. “On a 78-degree day, the temperature inside a parked car can soar to between 100 and 120 degrees in just minutes, and on a 90-degree day, the interior temperature can reach as high as 160 degrees in less than 10 minutes.”
This can lead to brain damage or sudden heatstroke death in just 15 minutes.
To demonstrate what happens, here’s an egg in a pan placed in direct sunlight inside a closed vehicle’s seat, with a thermometer next to it.
“The interior temperature can reach as high as 160 degrees in less than 10 minutes”
This is what happened to the egg:
According to PETA, one of the more common causes of dog deaths is being left in cars on a hot day.
Source:M C Morgan
The only way they cool themselves is by panting and by sweating through their paw pads
“If you wouldn’t put your dog in a frying pan, please don’t make him… walk on hot pavement” the PETA also cites.