For immediate release:
June 14, 2021
Moira Collie 202-483-7382
Phoenix – Compassionate Business Award moves from PETA to local RED Development for developing warning signs about the danger of leaving dogs and children in parked cars and installing them in malls across the country, after discussions with PETA.
“Even on a relatively mild day, the temperature inside a parked car can go up to three digits in a matter of minutes, which can be fatal for a dog or child trapped inside,” says PETA President Ingrid Newkirk. “By responding to PETA’s call for warning signs, RED Development could save countless lives of the vulnerable.”
Last year heat-related deaths of the 31 dogs made the news – and many more suffered and died out of the public eye. Anyone who sees a dog or child in a parked car should take action immediately: write down the color, make, model and license plate and hurry to get the store page with the owner – if they cannot be found, call the local humane authorities or the police. And if they don’t respond, do whatever you can to save the animal’s life. PETA offers a window breaker for emergency relief.
RED Development will receive a framed certificate and a box of delicious vegan chocolates.
PETA, whose motto is in part that “animals are not in our hands to be abused in any way,” is opposed to arrogance, a worldview focused on human superiority. For more information please visit PETA.org or subscribe to the group on Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram…