ABC6 News have reported on a story about a cat riding on the hood of an SUV in a car parking lot. They say the law in Oregon allows this but not for dogs.
The police are investigating. The cat was attached by a leash but I don’t see how this can help much if he falls off. The driver disappeared before the police turned up.
I went to YouTube looking for the video and found a lot of other videos showing cats on car hoods while the car was moving. It seems to me the driver of the car in question had probably seen some of these videos and decided to copy it for fun.
Although it is not specifically prohibited in Oregon I’d have thought that what happened might fall under animal welfare laws. It is obviously endangering the life of the cat. Although the cat is unaware of the danger. In fact cats riding on hoods probably enjoy it.
Here is the video:
Here is another version of this bizarre past time (there are many others):