Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Don't Cook the Dog!

It's amazing how how fast a car can heat up in the sun.  It can, literally, become as hot as an oven in only a few minutes time, even with the windows cracked. 

The results are predicatable:  dead dogs and dead children every year. 

And how often does this occur?  Everyday.  A quick search of Google News finds these current headlines:

So what can be done?

Well education for a start.  More people need to know how fast and how hot it can get inside a car.  The numbers are truly shocking, with temperatures knocking up to 120 degrees in only a few minutes, even with the windows cracked, and well over 200 degrees in less than ten minutes.

In the UK, Beverly Cuddy, editor of Dogs Today magazine, has teamed up with designer Judith Broug to try to turn the tide with simple window stickers meant to educate and remind people that it only takes a minute to cook a dog

Campaign posters and stickers have been translated into several languages and are now being spread in France, the Netherlands, Italy, Portugal & Slovakia.  Excellent work, and hopefully an education campaign we will see grow, expand and get replicated every year.

Want to help?  It's as easy as passing on a link to this post or the campaign's web site, or posting your own bit on your own blog or Facebook page with the cooking cookies video, links, or graphics embedded.


grapfhics said...

It's amazing that you can't kill stupid.

PBurns said...

Well Darwin might disagree ;-)

No question cigarettes, booze, drugs, fast cars, loaded guns, and high voltage wires are a kind of native intelligence test.


The Dog House said...

What has stunned me this summer is the number of police dogs that have died this way. Unbelievable.

grapfhics said...

@DogHouse, I don't think the cop whose K-9 died because of equipment failure should be penalized at all.

seeker said...

Many a dog dies a terrible death while chained in the sun without water too. Arrrgh.

Debi and the TX JRTs
(who have their own kiddie pool)