A video of a kitten climbing into the pen of a fellow pet-shop resident that's going viral might seem cute, but it actually highlights the problems with such establishments.
The video, which has been viewed more than 2 million times, was shared on the Facebook page belonging to JoLinn Pet House, a store located in Taiwan, on Sunday. The one-minute clip shows a kitten climbing over the wall of its enclosure to get into the enclosure of its lonely puppy neighbor.
While the two make for a pair of adorable buddies, it's important to remember the reason behind mantras like "Adopt, don't shop." The ASPCA's No Pet Store Puppies campaign highlights issues like breeding violations, inhumane conditions and other problems associated with the pet store business.
In case you want any more evidence, the Dodo lists seven reasons why you shouldn't buy your pet from a pet store.
And if you're interested in adding a furry member to your family, the ASPCA's adoption page is a good place to start.