Those smushy faced dogs we love are really bad at breathing—but we keep buying more and more of them. Vets need you to cut it out.
"Rambo likes to be hugged," says Mary Thorn. "He's a big hugger. If you hug him, you've made his day, or if you scratch him right under the chin, you've got a new best friend."
There's obviously some potential for abuse, but the idea is to provide the same protection to pets that the Volunteer State gave children stuck in hot cars last year.
Why is it that there are constant news stories about people who cage or cram hundreds of pets into their homes? Sometimes it's animal cruelty, but it could also be attributed to a specific mental illness.
VICE travels to Kuwait to meet the big cat stars of Instagram and learn about the dangers of animal trafficking – for both the pets and their owners.