A photo of a dog tied to the back of a semi-trailer traveling on the highway has sparked outrage among dog lovers in Australia.
The dog appears to be desperately hanging on, attached to the truck by a piece of rope.
Cole was extremely upset as she watched the dog struggling on the back of the truck, which she says was traveling upwards of 100 km/hour.
“Absolutely fuming, how on earth does this person think it’s OK and safe to transport a dog on the back of a semi only tied on with a bit of rope?!,” Cole later wrote on Facebook.
Cole told the Courier Mail, “I’m concerned for the dog. It’s a big dog but it should be inside the cabin or something, not tied to the back of the truck. It looked as if it was tied to the framework by rope.”
As result, the RSPCA has launched an investigation. However, it is unclear whether any laws have been broken.
According to 7 News Brisbane it is legal in Queensland to travel with a dog in the back of an open truck as long as the dog is properly tethered.
Legalities aside, it is considered much safer to travel with a dog inside a vehicle than outside of one.
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