Lady Freethinker Holds Animal Abusers Accountable Globally!

August 1, 2022
Hosted by Jane Velez-Mitchell

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Lady Freethinker, Nina Jackel, a woman who has single-handedly held animal abusers accountable, reveals her strategies on this interview with Jane Velez-Mitchell. An activist and journalist, Nina loves animals so much she’s made helping them her life’s work. Her advocacy campaigns have appeared in The New York Times, Newsweek, People, The Guardian, and more. Initially launched as a blog, Nina saw the potential for Lady Freethinker to expand to something larger – a nonprofit media organization dedicated to exposing and stopping animal suffering. LFT now informs a wide audience on animal issues, amassing more than 20 million petition signatures for justice for animals. From cruel BLM helicopter horse roundups, to Sumatra dog meat/live animal markets investigations exposing dogs traded for meat, to creating Unchain A Dog Day, urging people to keep dogs off of chains and tethers, Lady Freethinker keeps pushing the edge to stop animal abuse! At this time, she has an ongoing lawsuit against YouTube for videos glorifying and promoting animal abuse! Ready to get involved? Head to: and tune in to this powerful interview.


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Jane Velez-Mitchell

Jane Velez-Mitchell

Jane Velez-Mitchell is the founder and editor of, a digital news network focusing on animal rights and the vegan/compassionate lifestyle. Jane has won four Genesis Awards from the Humane Society for her reporting on animal issues. VegNews named her Media Maven of the Year in 2010. In 2013, Mercy for Animals awarded her their Compassionate Leadership Award. In 2014, Jane was honored for fighting animal abuse by the Animal Legal Defense Fund. In 2015, she received the Nanci Alexander Award at PETA's 35th anniversary. In 2017, she received Last Chance for Animals’ Sam Simon Award and Woodstock Farm Animal Sanctuary’s Woodstock Warrior award.

For six years, Jane hosted her own show on CNN Headline News, where she ran a weekly segment on animal issues. Before that, she reported for the nationally syndicated Warner Brothers/Telepictures show Celebrity Justice, where she did numerous stories on animal issues championed by celebrities, and was also a news anchor/reporter at KCAL-TV in Los Angeles and WCBS-TV in New York. Velez-Mitchell is a graduate of New York University and began her career with reporting stints in Ft. Myers, Florida, Minneapolis and Philadelphia.

Velez-Mitchell is the author of four books, including two New York Times bestsellers, and directed and produced the documentary Anita Velez: Dancing Through Life which won a Gracie award in 2001. She lives with her partner, Donna Dennison, and their 4 companion animals in Los Angeles.

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