It goes without saying that we love our dogs. We would do anything for their sake, from comforting them after they suffered an “attack” from the vicious vacuum to taking on hefty vet bills if it means they get to spend more time on this earth with us. A lot of us talk about them as if they were our children (because for many of us, they are). It is hard enough to cope with accidentally stepping on our dog’s paw (and apologizing profusely), let alone causing any intentional harm. If you are an animal lover, you may have walked through a pet shop once or twice just to look at all the adorable, fuzzy

If you are an animal lover, you may have walked through a pet shop once or twice just to look at all the adorable, fuzzy puppies — maybe you were even tempted to take one of them home. Unfortunately, as cute as those puppies are, most of them come from breeding facilities known as puppy mills. The breeding facility in the video above may be in Thailand, but it is not so different from the ones in the United States.

Thankfully, the dogs in this video were saved by Elephant Nature Park Dogs. The poor pups were crammed into tiny cages, given minimal food and water, forced to live in their own waste, and had their medical needs left untended for indeterminate amounts of time. Luckily, they were rescued just in time. In spite of how terribly these dogs have been treated, it is amazing to see how quickly a little bit of love from rescuers lights up their lives.

If this upsets you, you are not alone. Thankfully, there are several ways that we can take a stand against the deplorable breeding industry. The first step is to always adopt your animal companions, and never shop — not even from a “responsible breeder.” When you adopt, you are actually saving two lives: the life of your new pet and the life of an animal who will take their place in the shelter. The next step is to share this video and let people know that dog breeding is not okay.

To learn more about Elephant Nature Park Dogs and what they do, visit their official website.