Today's Headlines, Tomorrow's Movies: Dogs Learning to Drive Cars in New Zealand
12.06.12 by Jud
Country also boasts wizards, hobbits, and orcs
Apart from being the home of Middle Earth and the rest of Peter Jackson's LoTR movie awesomeness, New Zealand is now teaching dogs how to drive cars. KARE 11 in Minneapolis reports the project, which is being headed by trainers from the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) in Auckland, NZ has been going through dry runs for several weeks. After learning to shift, steer, and brake, the dogs are now training in real vehicles with the intent being a solo run on a closed track in a couple of months.
This, of course, begs the question: Where is James Belushi? Because we see a K-9 sequel written all over this. But, as December 21st is right around the corner, we'll probably chalk this up to more signs of the impending apocalypse.