By Dan Jenkins
It’s important not to leave your dogs in your car on a hot day. It’s just as important not to leave your Honey Badger in the car on a hot day.READ MORE: 'Stop the Violence': Detroit Police Officers Host Basketball Game To Promote Peace At Schools
Arizona Cardinals defensive back Tyrann “Honey Badger” Mathieu worked with PETA to film this public service announcement showing what it’s like inside of a car on a 90 degree Arizona day.READ MORE: Detroit Retiree Sees Sidewalk Repaired Months After Water Main Break
Mathieu lasts only eight minutes inside the vehicle as the temperature rises to 120 degrees.
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“Even on a mild 78-degree day and with the windows partially rolled down, the temperature inside the shaded car is 90 degrees. And the inside temperature of a car parked in the sun—anywhere—can reach 160 degrees in just minutes.
Tyrann and the rest of us have the benefit of being able to sweat through our skin, which helps us cool down. But dogs are covered with fur and can only cool themselves by panting and sweating through their paw pads.”
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