Make it illegal to smoke in a vehicle with animals inside
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We call on the National Assembly for Wales to urge the Welsh Government to make the act of smoking with animals in the car against the law.
I’m writing this not as the dog lover i am, but as a humane individual. Animals, just like humans can suffer fatal damage from second hand smoking. Please, sign this and be the voice of those who do not have one. This is animal abuse!
A 2002 Tufts University study linked second-hand smoke to cancer in cats. The study found that cats living with smokers are twice as likely to develop malignant lymphoma—the most common feline cancer--as those in non-smoking households.
A 1998 Colorado State University study, published in the American Journal of Epidemiology, found a higher incidence of nasal tumors and cancer of the sinus in dogs living in a home with smokers, compared to those living in a smoke-free environment. The nasal/sinus tumors were specifically found among the long-nosed breeds such as retrievers and German shepherds. Unfortunately, dogs with nasal cancer do not usually survive more than one year.
The same study showed higher lung cancer rates in short to medium nosed dogs who live with smokers, such as boxers and bulldogs. Their shorter nasal passages made it easier for cancer-causing particles to reach the lungs.
Another study published in the American Journal of Epidemiology found that dogs in smoking households have a 60 percent greater risk of lung cancer.
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Im hoping this will be illegal internationally in the future, not just in Wales.
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