WOW, that is unbelievable! You must have not been at a action film, otherwise you would have been all pumped up. LOL Maybe there is a local newspaper that you can post a complaint. We have that on ours all the time....people complaining about the treatment of pets via a blog called "Rants and Raves"
I know there is a law about leaving pets in a car when it is hot. I live in Fl so I don't know if there is a law about leaving them in when it is freezing.