Animal rights activist locked himself in a small cage

James Hoot locked up in cage, still from his youtube video
James Hoot locked up in cage, still from his youtube video

Animal rights activist James Hoot locked himself in a small cage as part of the Coronavirus Confinement Challenge created by the animal welfare organization Animal Save Movement.

They want to create awareness for the billions of animals forced to live in isolation, alone in small spaces. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, a lot of people are living in a self-imposed or forced isolation.

For the challenge, people lock themselves up in a cage or crate. In that space, they stay for a selected period of time or for as long as they can and share their story with the hashtag CoronavirusConfinementChallenge.

James Hoot locked himself for an hour in a cage: “During the coronavirus lockdown, we often wish of going outside and spending time in the great outdoors. For the more than 70 billion land animals confined in cages for their entire lives, this is a wish for them that has never, and will never be fulfilled.”

During the video, you can see how uncomfortable he is. He uses the time in there to talk about his rescued chicken and animals forced to live in horrible conditions in factories and slaughterhouses.

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