Macerich, Leading Mall Owner and Operator, Adds ‘Dogs in Hot Cars’ PSAs After PETA Outreach

Following outreach from PETA, Macerich—one of the country’s leading owners and operators of retail real estate—added a warning message about leaving dogs in hot cars to digital signage in more than a dozen malls across the U.S., from New York City to Los Angeles. The public service announcements, which run every six minutes, warn shoppers that on a 70-degree day, temperatures inside a parked car can soar to 100 degrees in just minutes.

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 Ingrid E. Newkirk

“Almost all of us grew up eating meat, wearing leather, and going to circuses and zoos. We never considered the impact of these actions on the animals involved. For whatever reason, you are now asking the question: Why should animals have rights?” READ MORE

— Ingrid E. Newkirk, PETA President and co-author of Animalkind