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Tyrann Mathieu Sits in Hot Car to Show Dangers of Leaving Kids, Pets

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The NFL's Tyrann Mathieu sweats it out in a hot car to show how pets feel when locked in./YouTube.

By    |   Friday, 17 Jul 2015 08:18 AM

Tyrann Mathieu of the NFL's Arizona Cardinals endures 120-degree temperatures inside of a hot car for a new video that demonstrates why you should never leave your dog locked up on a hot day.

"I can't wait to get out of this car," Mathieu says as he almost immediately begins sweating profusely.

The three-minute video, produced by animal-rights group PETA, shows the temperature go rise to 97-degrees Fahrenheit in just two minutes, and 113-degrees by minute six. After eight minutes, when the temperature has risen to a whopping 120 degrees, and Mathieu bails himself out.

The video explains that unlike Mathieu, dogs cannot sweat, so they suffer heat stroke much more quickly than humans. That means that even the quickest of errands — less than 10 minutes — can endanger a dog when a hot car is involved.

"I seriously couldn't imagine leaving my dog in a car like this," Mathieu says in the video. "If you're going to make a dog a part of your family, then make him a part of your family."

Just a month ago, deputy Robin Regan of Forsyth County Sheriff's Office in Georgia also filmed a similar video to demonstrate the dangers of a hot car. In it, he measures his heart rate, showing how quickly his body reacts to the sweltering heat, and begins suffering the early stages of heat stroke.

"We really want to put this video together to show people not only how fast it can get so hot in a car, but — not only that — but when they see someone that's in a car — whether it’s a child or a pet or an elderly person, whatever the case may be — we want them to call 911 immediately," he says in the video.

The video has garnered more than 5 million views after being posted on Facebook.

Many children and pets have died after being left in hot cars, even with the windows cracked. In April, for example, a father in Phoenix was arrested on suspicion of manslaughter and child abuse after leaving his 2-year-old son in the backseat of a car, where the child died.



 

Yesterday, I "volunteered" to sit in a HOT patrol car to demonstrate why NOT to leave children, pets, or anyone...

Posted by Forsyth County Sheriff's Office on Thursday, June 18, 2015


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