This afternoon, People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals posted a video of NFL star Tyrann Mathieu roasting in a hot car. The warning: Don’t leave your pets in your vehicle, even with the windows rolled down a little, on a hot day. Enclosed spaces get hot quickly, and a dog can suffocate in a matter of minutes. (Also, in Maine it’s against the law to confine animals for certain lengths of time.)
Mathieu only lasts eight minutes before he opens the door to escape what becomes 120-degree heat. A dog doesn’t have the luxury of fingers and a thumb.