Everyone curses the scorching summer, and human beings find several ways to get rid of heat.
But what about the animals who also face the same heat ? and the irony is they can’t even express.
A survey has been released by PETA that parked cars are deathtraps for dogs: On a 78-degree day, the temperature inside a parked car can rise 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.
According to PETA, animals can sustain brain damage or even die from heatstroke in just 15 minutes. Beating the heat is extra tough for dogs because they can only cool themselves by panting and by sweating through their paw pads.
PETA suggests if you see a dog left alone in a hot car, take down the car’s colour, model, make, and license plate number. Have the owner paged in the nearest buildings, or call local humane authorities or police. Have someone keep an eye on the dog. Don’t leave the scene until the situation has been resolved.
A guy from Delhi, conducted an experiment to show how the temperature surges inside the car, by putting an egg in a pan inside a car.He left the window open so that fresh air can pass through.
After 15 mins he found that the temperature was so high, that the egg became a breakfast.
He also kept an instrument to measure the temperature.
Within 15 minutes, the temperature rose to 50 degree