This is good news:
“Subaru is looking to make travel safer for man’s best friend. According to Automotive News, the car manufacturer is funding research by the Center for Pet Safety, which includes crash tests using dummy dogs,” the Houston Chronicle is reporting.
“The goal is to help consumers transport their pets as safely as possible in an industry with no safety standards for four-legged passengers, and where only 16 percent of dog owners restrain their animal in the car, according to a 2011 survey by AAA.
“A 2011 pilot study by the nonprofit Center for Pet Safety, uncovered a disturbing 100 percent failure rate for all harness devices sold to pet owners hoping to keep their animals safe in the car.”
The rest of the article is here.
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