Can Non-violence Be Rooted In Food? What's the Connection?

August 8, 2022
Hosted by Jane Velez-Mitchell

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What is Ahimsa? Can Non-violence Be Rooted In Food? What's the Connection? Join Mamta Jain Valderrama, healthcare strategist turned social justice author and speaker, the Senior Vice President of Operations Mercy For Animals', the best-selling author of A Girl In Traffick, who is raising a plant-based child, as she shares her journey. As Senior VP of Operations, Mamta oversees finance and technology. Before Mercy For Animals, Mamta spent 10 years in healthcare operations and has led multimillion-dollar income reports. An activist in her free time, she took a break from corporate America to write a book about human organ trafficking, based on a true events in India, that became an Amazon bestseller. Born and raised in the Jain culture, she grew up with the principle of ahimsa and was eager to join Mercy For Animals, an international animal protection organization. Originally from Los Angeles, Mamta lives in Scottsdale, Arizona, with her husband and daughter. Find out more as Jane Velez-Mitchell interviews Mamta!


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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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