In the video, an American man who was raised on a farm in Michigan, says he’s a “poultry farmer” for the past five years.
His life was a roller coaster, he said, as he struggled to raise chickens for meat and veal for his family, then struggled to feed them.
“We’re in a tough spot,” he said.
They’ve helped me get through it.” “
The people that I’ve worked with have all been amazing and really generous.
They’ve helped me get through it.”
But he says he never felt “in a position to complain”.
“I’m so proud to be an American, I think I’m a better person for it,” he told the BBC.
“I’ve never been that self-critical or angry.”
He said he was inspired to create the video after hearing stories of the plight of farm animals.
“There are so many people who are just like me, who have had to put up with this.
It’s been hard,” he says in the clip.
“But there are so few people who care.
I hope people take the time to see the video.”
It was produced by American artist and producer Joe Mabey.
He says he had been inspired to make the video by watching animal rights groups, who use their platforms to advocate for the welfare of farm animal workers.
“You see so many videos on social media that are just people talking about how horrible farm animals are,” he tells the BBC, adding: “The animal welfare movement was founded in the United States.
It has a long history here.”
A documentary called “No Mercy” was released in 2014, which also included a series of videos documenting the plight and treatment of farm workers.
The film’s star, the animal rights activist and campaigner Teri Stone, is shown making a video about her experiences raising animals for meat, which she says “has changed my view on the industry and how we should treat animals”.
“We need to be a lot more compassionate, a lot less selfish,” she says in a video.
“People who work on the farms, they need to understand what it’s like to be there.”
But Mr Mabez told the programme the video was “very, very much a political video” that was about animal rights.
“To make a political statement, we need to take a look at the situation,” he explained.
“And what I did with the video is take a political stance.”
The video was posted on Facebook in January, with the comments from viewers ranging from “really happy” to “awful”.
“The only thing you can say about this is it’s sad,” one viewer wrote.
“Is it just me or is this the reality of the industry?
“There is a lot of talk of this being an issue of social justice, of equality, of justice for animals, but it is a social injustice,” he added. “
A lot of people who see it on Facebook, they think it’s a political issue.”
“There is a lot of talk of this being an issue of social justice, of equality, of justice for animals, but it is a social injustice,” he added.
The BBC’s Nick Robinson reports.