Researchers Make A Disturbing Discovery When Testing Human Responses To Dogs In Danger
What would you do if you spotted a dog in distress and stuck in a hot car all alone? Would you go into superhero mode and break into the car to free the dog? Would you call the police and wait to make sure they took care of the situation? Or would you just keep walking and hope for the best?
The people at Confused.com, a car-buying website, set up a social experiment in the U.K. to test exactly that, I Heart Dogs reports. Researchers put a fake dog (emphasis on fake — it was just a realistic stuffed animal) in a hot car and played recorded whining and barking sounds so that passersby would believe it was a live dog in distress.