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Due to the vast number of animals that are subjected to a life of abuse on a factory farm, sometimes it can be difficult to comprehend how we’ve made them live such an agonizing life. Because, truly, how can we possibly understand the suffering of billions of animals?

This is why some of the most effective videos on the plight of farm animals take us into the life of a single animal, or make a connection between our lives and theirs. Sometimes people are not yet ready to see undercover footage of factory farms, or they want to know but simply can’t bring themselves to look, which is why these five videos explore the ramifications of factory farming without any gore.

Now, a 13-year-old named Kyle Kelleher has created another video that can be added to this powerful list. Through claymation and a chilling narration, Kelleher gives us a glimpse into what it’s like to be a pig in a gestation crate — a two-foot wide cage used by the agriculture industry to confine breeding pigs for the duration of their lives.

Kelleher uses this art form to give a voice to the animals to suffer through very real and saddening industry of industrialized farming — a practice whose existence is hard to grasp in today’s modern world.

See Kellenher’s video for yourself below, and before you hit play, please be aware that the subject matter may be upsetting, and that there are some real-life images of factory farms at the very end of the film.

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42 comments on “13-Year-Old Creates Shocking Claymation Video of Factory Farm Pigs”

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Adi Keshet
4 Years Ago

Thank you Kyle ;) you possess amazing leader qualities ;) with you we can change the world!! Bye bye innocence ..Hello awareness .. welcome change;)

Cathy AnimalRescuenetwrk
4 Years Ago

Right on to this boy! He not only gets it, he's Doing something to educate!!!! (y) (y) (y) (y) (y)

Raine Dyani
4 Years Ago

confession: i passed up SEVERAL posts of this today in my newsfeed - showing a clay sculpture, not really knowing what it was about, but thinking i wasn't "interested" in looking/reading further. SO GLAD I FINALLY LOOKED. this was INCREDIBLE. truly one of the BEST videos on this subject i've ever seen. SO powerful. AND terribly impressive. this boy - this incredible, gifted, thinking, compassionate boy - deserves a "short film" award. seriously. can our community get this started????

Sarah Elizabeth
4 Years Ago

So glad to see such a talented young person with such creativity knowledge and compassion for animals putting this out there

Pamela Polk Lokteff
4 Years Ago


raine dyani
4 Years Ago

one of the most powerful videos on the subject i've seen... truly. this boy - this incredible, gifted, thinking, compassionate boy - deserves a "short film" award.

Stefanie Dorfman
4 Years Ago


Kim Teichroeb
4 Years Ago

PETA is not the lily white organization they like people to believe they are.

Judy Mayes Franklin
4 Years Ago

PETA should pick this up for one of their ads. I think this could really touch young people who have little control over what their parents feed them. It was my children who made me aware of factory farming and they refused to eat meat so I had to look for other ways to provide their nutrition. It is often the children who open our eyes and teach us. <3

Andrea Fontenot Hegland
4 Years Ago

I'm already on board with a cruelty free diet and can't bear to watch this. But I am thankful that this young person did this and am grateful on behalf of all animals.


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