Father abandons child in a field, puts pet ownership in perspective (VIDEO)
Each year millions of pets are taken to shelters or abandoned in North America alone. Some will be adopted, while many will be euthanized. It's not new information, and many initiatives have been created to help address the problem. Pets should be considered a lifelong commitment, and nothing has ever made that point more powerfully than this video.
Aptly named Gift, the video was created for a Hungarian animal health organization and directed by Zsófia Zsemberi. The short film is described as "a gift to all living creatures on the planet." The creators hoped the message would be far-reaching and actually have an impact. It's impossible to watch it without feeling something, and with 5 million views and counting, it's fair to say they're well on their way to achieving this goal.