Will This PETA Gift Have Carey Mulligan, Chloé Zhao, and Viola Davis Smashing Car Windows?

For Immediate Release:
April 21, 2021

Moira Colley 202-483-7382

Los Angeles – To hammer home the need to take swift action for dogs trapped inside hot cars, PETA will include custom emergency hammers in this year’s “Everyone Wins” gift bags given independently to top Oscar® nominees, along with keychains that read, “The Car Is Insured—the Dog Is Irreplaceable.” And in a new PETA PSA, Lash Fary of Distinctive Assets—the gift guru behind the exclusive bags—shows the hammer in action and offers tips on doing whatever it takes to save an animal’s life.

“PETA’s dog-saving hammers offer a down-to-earth break from the typical luxurious swag-bag freebie,” says PETA Senior Vice President Lisa Lange. “A parked car can be a death trap for a dog, but everyone can be an A-lister for animals by springing into action as if lives depend on it—because they do.”

Every year, dogs suffer and die when their guardians make the mistake of leaving them in a parked car while they run an errand. Parked cars are death traps for dogs: On a 70-degree day, the temperature inside one can soar to 99 degrees in 20 minutes, and on a 90-degree day, the interior temperature can reach as high as 109 degrees in just 10 minutes. Dogs can die of heatstroke in as little as 15 minutes.

PETA—whose motto reads, in part, that “animals are not ours to abuse in any way”—opposes speciesism, a human-supremacist worldview. For more information, please visit PETA.org or follow us on Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram.

Note: The “Everyone Wins” Nominee Gift Bags are NOT affiliated in any way with the Oscars® or the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences. A.M.P.A.S. does not award, sponsor, endorse or provide these Gift Bags. Neither the Academy nor Distinctive Assets want there to be any association in the media between the “Everyone Wins” Gift Bags and the Oscars® or the Academy.

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