11 Animal Activists Convicted for Showing Pig Conditions

May 24, 2023
Hosted by Jane Velez-Mitchell

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Well-known Canadian animal activist Jenny McQueen and some of her co-defendants join us to discuss their guilty verdicts for breaking and entering and obstructing a peace officer. In 2019, they entered a Canadian pig breeding facility in a Direct Action Everywhere campaign and videotaped the horrific conditions, demanding action for the helpless animals in very grim conditions. While handing down the guilty verdicts, even the judge noted that “several of those images are impactful, poignant, troubling, and disturbing.” So, why are they being punished for blowing the whistle? UnchainedTV’s Jane Velez-Mitchell hosts this compelling panel discussion.


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Jane Velez-Mitchell

Jane Velez-Mitchell is the founder and editor of JaneUnChained.com, 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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