Jane Velez-Mitchell

Jane Velez-Mitchell
Jane Velez-Mitchell
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  • Nationality: American
  • Profession: Television Social Media Journalist, Author









Jane Velez-Mitchell is a television and social media journalist and author. She is the founder of #JaneUnChained, a digital news network for animal rights and the vegan lifestyle which uses more than 60 volunteer contributors from around the world to showcase vegan festivals, animal rights conferences, organizations, vegan restaurants and cooking. The videos originate on the Velez-Mitchell's Facebook page, which has 16.5 million video views in 2017. The network is a 501 c non profit based in Marina del Rey, California.

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A breeding sow spends most of her life in a tiny cage. It's usually about seven feet long and two feet wide. She cannot turn around. She cannot scratch herself. She must urinate and defecate where she stands. Simply put, I believe she is tortured, day in and day out. Life
A study, by its very nature, is an abstraction. Nature
After coming out as gay, I soon felt a lot more comfortable in my life, moment to moment. Life
Agribusiness - with its wicked powerful lobby and its infiltration of top bureaucratic posts - essentially runs roughshod over the government agencies that are supposed to monitor it. It's the rich fox guarding the filthy, overcrowded henhouse. Government
Bolivia recently did what every country should do - banned the use of animals in circuses.
Capture of a wild animal is invariably traumatic.
Child Protective Services, all over the country, need to be revamped top to bottom.
Cholesterol does not exist in vegetables. Vegetables do not clog arteries.
Denial is a very powerful thing.
Every day, it seems, a new extreme weather catastrophe happens somewhere in America, and the media's all over it, profiling the ordinary folks wiped out by forest fires, droughts, floods, massive sinkholes, tornadoes.
Every decision we make - when we choose a vehicle, when we pump gas into that vehicle, when we order food - is not just a personal lifestyle choice. It's an environmental and moral choice. Nutrition, Food, Starvation, Farming & Agriculture
Every year, about 10 billion farm animals go through America's horrific factory farm system: cows, pigs, chickens, sheep, lamb. There, they are subjected to unimaginable and torturous confinement in vast factories where they never see the light of day. Agribusiness goes out of its way to make sure you don't see the inside of those factory farms.
Fame is often called a deal with the devil. Reality show fame is a really bad deal with the devil.
Family issues and a failing career would be enough to consume most young actresses. Families, Children & Parenting
Go ahead, weathercasters and reporters: Tell Americans precisely what we don't want to hear: namely, that our self-indulgent, carbon-heavy, gluttonous and disposable lifestyle is precisely what is churning up the angry response from the skies and seas.
Honestly is always an option, even when you don't think it is.
How is justice served if the victim and the accused are working together to make it all go away? Somebody please explain that to me.
I actually get quite sad when I smell bacon.
I am what I want. What I seek to consume, possess, and achieve is a mirror that reflects my lusts and cravings, values and priorities, and moral boundaries or lack thereof.
I do believe that Jodi Arias shows a lot of signs of mental illness.
I dream of a post-racial society that is not categorized by the color of their skin. Society
I love 'Scandal.' It's my favorite show - it's really - the only one I really watch. Love, Romance, Marriage & Sex
I love working with PETA. Love, Romance, Marriage & Sex
I say getting a lecturing from Oprah is probably the most terrifying lecture you could possibly get.
I say peace begins on your plate. War & Peace
I say, do not mess with Oprah. The one person in America you shouldn't mess with.
I think everybody who commits a violent killing is in some way crazy. But that doesn't mean we can let them off the hook for that.
I think I would love to have dinner with Gandhi; Jesus Christ; Mother Theresa; Ingrid Newkirk, the president of PETA; and Madonna. Love, Romance, Marriage & Sex
I would love to speak with First Lady Michelle Obama about the addictive component of obesity. Love, Romance, Marriage & Sex
I would much rather devour a piece of well-seasoned squash than a slice of an animal's rotting carcass.
If parents don't instruct their kids on the narrow boundaries of respectful behavior toward the opposite sex, their kids won't learn it anywhere else.
If you know something is morally reprehensible, then it is your moral obligation to stop it as soon as possible.
If you say no to cruel factory farm practices, only then will the government say yes to change. Government
In 2007, Lindsay Lohan seemed to be on top of the world, a bona fide star who had her pick of acting gigs. But it wasn't long before the veneer cracked, and Lindsay's life began to shatter. Life
In elementary school, we should teach nonviolent conflict resolution and healthy communication skills, which will help children cope with issues like rejection and sexuality later in life. Life
In Hollywood, they say good news finds you.
It was gross enough for fast food restaurants to ban, but apparently our government wants so-called pink slime to be a staple in your kids' lunches. Government ;Nutrition, Food, Starvation, Farming & Agriculture
It's time for compassionate Americans to send a wake-up call to their members of Congress and demand passage of legislation to end the wholesale slaughter of America's horses once and for all. Time
I've bought perfectly healthy horses for a couple of hundred dollars just as they were about to be loaded on a slaughterhouse-bound truck.
I've studied pathological liars, and anything they say, they believe, and that's one of the reasons they're so convincing, because they have no connection with the truth. It's a dead issue. It's like they're color-blind to the truth. So anything that comes out of their mouths is their reality. Truth
Jodi Arias had a deadly obsession with Travis Alexander.
Locking minors away for decades doesn't solve anything.
McDonald's says it's phasing out pig gestation crates. When I heard that news, I almost started crying.
Meat production is one of the leading causes of climate change because of the destruction of the rainforest for grazing lands, the massive amounts of methane produced by farm animals and the huge amounts of water, grain and other resources required to feed animals.
Nature did not put whales on this earth to splash kids while stuck in a pen. Nature
Now, Spitzer was an anti-crime crusader cracking down on prostitution and Wall Street corruption. So some people were looking to take him down.
Obesity affects every aspect of a people's lives, from health to relationships. Health, Healthcare & Medicine
Public downfalls are more painful and humiliating than private ones.
Real life is often sloppy, tragic, ugly, embarrassing, unglamorous, and not made for TV. Life
Redemption isn't giving a bank robber a job as a teller.
Scientists have shown that pigs are capable of playing simple video games, learning from each other, and even learning names. Education, Learning, Knowledge & Training
She gets away with it. Everybody co-signs her bad behavior. It's like we all are co-dependent on Lindsay Lohan. When are we going to stand up to her?
Shopping in the right kind of stores and looking for healthier foods can be a wonderful adventure to health. Health, Healthcare & Medicine
Someone once told me that being in the closet is like living in a vertical casket. Perfect description.
Something is sick with our society that we have to deal with. Society
Taking care of our families isn't just about putting food on the table today. It's about ensuring that our children and grandchildren will have a habitable world where they can get to know various species of sea turtles. Nutrition, Food, Starvation, Farming & Agriculture
The fact is: America's obsession with meat and dairy has pretty much destroyed our sense of taste. The average burger and milkshake meal is so overloaded with fat, salt and sugar that it has numbed our taste buds to virtually anything else.
The government sends low-flying helicopters to chase the horses into corrals and then takes them from the plains of the American West to federal holding pens. The government claims it's to save the horses from starvation. Critics claim the real motive is to clear the land for cattle grazing. Critics also say the horses are brutally traumatized. Government
The killer whale Tilikum has helped SeaWorld sell millions of dollars worth of tickets.
The myriad of serious health risks resulting from poor diet include high cholesterol, heart disease, type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure, stroke, and even sleep apnea. Health, Healthcare & Medicine
The natural world is not indestructible.
The raccoons, foxes, beavers, chinchillas, minks, rabbits, and yes, sometimes even dogs and cats that are killed for fur are not very different from your beloved dog or cat. They all have eyes, ears and hearts. They all experience pain when they are physically maimed. They shake with fear when they experience terror.
The worst environmental decision you can make as a human being is to have 14 kids.
There are definitions of morbid obesity. Doctors define it.
There is a severe horse overpopulation crisis caused by overbreeding in the racing industry. It's time for that industry to accept responsibility for its castoffs and take dramatic action to protect a species that has so loyally served humankind. Time
There's no better feeling in the world than knowing that my show played a role in stopping animal abuse or alleviating animal suffering.
There's no constitutional right for your parents to pay for college.
There's no excuse in a technological age where we've got drones - you know, overhead, and we can monitor anything, all sorts of minutia - that we can't track living flesh-and-blood children.
There's no guilt in eating fruits, vegetables, nuts and grains.
Today, it seems almost everyone knows a friend or relative who is gay.
Travis Alexander was a good guy. Was he a saint? No. But he was somebody who was really, really invested in helping other people and making this world a better place. Everything he did, even the car he drove, was a sign of him trying to be a force for good in this world.
Unfortunately, addicts don't respond to reason or rationality.
Unfortunately, fur is still flying off the racks. It's a billion dollar industry.
USDA says pink slime, which is made of cow connective tissue and other scraps and then treated with ammonia to kill the salmonella, e Coli, potentially, the U.S. Government says it's totally safe. Government
Using animals for entertainment is big business, plain and simple. Business, Commerce & Finance
We cannot consume our way into personal growth. Yet, millions of us have bought into this cynical concept of faux identity.
We have allowed ourselves to be defined by our consumption instead of by our ability to move beyond it.
We have been brainwashed into craving a diet that is killing us. What we believe tastes good is generally what we have been socially conditioned to enjoy.
We have got to stop being a society that turns our heads and looks the other way. Society
We have secrets, and we have the same secrets that criminals have. Sometimes the only difference between a criminal and a law-abiding citizen is that somebody found out the criminal's secret.
What does animal welfare have to do with food safety? The animals are the food! They are living in their own excrement, developing horrific sores, stressed out, and, therefore, more vulnerable to illness and disease. Nutrition, Food, Starvation, Farming & Agriculture
What does homophobia look like when it's stripped bare of fancy costumes like family values and tradition? It looks like that group of strange, angry people who protest at the funerals of U.S. soldiers who've died fighting for our country. Families, Children & Parenting
What's it like to figure out you're gay and then begin the process of coming out? Well, for most of my life, I felt doomed. I could imagine no path that would allow me to realize my authentic self. I felt the need to lie, even to myself, insisting: I am straight. Life
When you're in the closet, you feel like the sky will fall down if anyone finds out. A lot of the fear is self-generated.
Where do thoroughbreds go after they lose one too many races, throw one too many riders, or develop a limp? Many thousands of thoroughbreds end up being slaughtered for horse meat. The unpleasant truth is horse meat is eaten in Europe and Asia. Truth
Why are kids being inundated with food that is not good for them, when we're suffering from an obesity crisis? Is the U.S. government talking out of both sides of its mouth, promoting bad food while telling us not to eat it? Government ;Nutrition, Food, Starvation, Farming & Agriculture
Wouldn't it help Americans more, in the long run, if we were forced to accept some responsibility for the environmental wreckage we prefer to assume is totally out of our control?