About Jane Unchained News Network

Jane Unchained News profiles vegan activists and celebrities and reports on animal rights news, issues, organizations, campaigns, protests, vigils, conferences, galas, VegFests and restaurants, bringing the world crucial information ignored by advertiser based mainstream media.

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JaneUnChained News Network is a 501 c-3 non-profit. Our EIN number is 82-3892784.

Founder & Managing Editor

Jane Velez-Mitchell

Jane Velez-Mitchell is nationally known TV journalist and best-selling author. Winner of four Genesis awards/commendations from the Humane Society of the United States, Jane Velez-Mitchell covers crimes against animals, and the environment.  She is known for speaking up for the voiceless!  Read her full bio below.

Worldwide Contributors

Social Media Reach

Monthly Readers

The Team

Donna Dennison

Donna Dennison

Social Media Director, Video Editor, Website Writer, Videographer, and Graphic Designer

Donna Dennison is a photographer, and a visual designer/content developer in advertising. She also has a groovy blog called That Snarky Vegan Girl  & is very active on her FB page.
Ellen Dent

Ellen Dent

Website Writer

Co-founder of the 501(c)(3) Nonprofit Animal Alliance Network activist group as part of the Save Movement. She helps organize weekly pig vigils outside of a slaughterhouse near Downtown Los Angeles. She hopes to help raise awareness in her community and around the world about the victims of animal agriculture.

Paige Parsons Roache

Paige Parsons Roache

#LBL Booker & Producer

Paige loves giving individuals, restaurants and businesses the opportunity to shine and grow through promotion. Creator of VeganRamaMama, inspiring all things plant-based for your Mind+Body+Soul. Her daughter went vegan at 13 to save animals, and joined 6 months later, after watching COWSPIRACY.

Vida Moazez

Vida Moazez

Administrative Support

Vida is consultant who enjoys connecting plant-based businesses with vegan-themed outreach and direct-to-consumer marketing. With a degree in business and a background in finance, she also assists with business development. 

Joshua Awesome

Joshua Awesome

IT Director

Josh left his former life of big money to support non-profits and vegan businesses. He learned that life is more than money and so he does not focus on it. He gathered a wide variety of skills( IT, design and business structure) and loves to share them with planet saving organizations. 🙂

Kenziah Rubens

Kenziah Rubens

Instagram Editor

Kenziah Rubens is a Hollywood actor known for his role on the show Hats. He is the Instagram and IGTV editor for JaneUnChained.com and a vegan activist.

Anchors

Dani Rukin

Dani Rukin

Anchor & Special Corespondent

Dani Rukin, seasoned executive and leadership coach, speaker, and facilitator, is a passionate animal rights activist, inspiring others to connect with their compassion by speaking out for the most vulnerable among us. She also has a blog, The Daring Vegan thedaringvegan.com. It’s about living a compassionate life. Dare to make a difference.

Elysabeth Alfano

Elysabeth Alfano

Host of Plant-Based Business Hour

Elysabeth is host of Jane Unchained’s Plant-Based Business Hour. She is also a host of the Awesome Vegans Podcast and The Silver-Chic Chef on-line vegan cooking series. She has done plant-based cooking demonstrations on WCIU-TV, Good Morning LALA Land and WGN-TV and is a public speaker on the physical, mental and environmental benefits of a plant-based diet.
Carissa Kranz

Carissa Kranz

Host of Laws that Matter: Veganism & Law

Carissa is the founding attorney and CEO of BeVeg, the leading law firm for vegan certification. Carissa is also an awarded-Super Lawyer, and regular legal expert for networks like Fox, CNN/HLN, CBS, NBC, and shows like the Nancy Grace show. Carissa was also an anchor in New York City for Dan Abrams on Law and Crime. Carissa earned her law degree from U.C. Berkeley, where she served as an Editor of Law Review. Carissa earned her Masters in Journalism from Northwestern University. Before founding her law firm, Carissa was a prosecutor, Greenberg Traurig litigator, and a law clerk for the California Supreme Court. Recently, Carissa co-hosted with Jane Velez-Mitchell on the Amazon Prime cooking show New Day New Chef. Carissa is vegan from birth.

Erin Riley-Carrasco

Erin Riley-Carrasco

Contributor & Host of Saturday Snackdown

Voted PETA’s “Sexiest Vegan Over 50,” Erin is the founder of ALMA Rescue Foundation. She has been involved in rescue & animal advocacy for over 37 years.
Jane Elizabeth

Jane Elizabeth

Host of Plant-Based Power Hour

Jane Elizabeth is the host of Jane Unchained’s Plant-Based Power Hour, where she interviews top vegan athletes. She is an author, fitness trainer, and empowerment coach who has a passion for health, wellness, and animal rights advocacy. She is the creator of Badass Rebel Runners- an all vegan fitness mobile app, and facilitates her signature fitness & empowerment program to clients as well. Along with a degree in Human Resource Management, she brings over two decades of corporate sales, management, and HR experience to the team.

Lindsey Baker

Lindsey Baker

Host

Lindsey Baker content creator, citizen journalist, actor and Animal Rights Activist. Lindsey has over 20 years experience in media communications formerly working for Fortune 500 companies. Six years ago she became vegan and left the corporate world to further pursue her creative interests and to help be a voice for the voiceless. 

Contributors

Donny Moss

Donny Moss

Contributor

A NYC-based animal rights activist. In 2008, Moss made the award-winning documentary BLINDERS about NYC’s horse-drawn carriage trade.

Seyka Rose Mejeur

Seyka Rose Mejeur

Contributor

Seyka and her husband Brian have just completed a 21 Country Vegan Voyage where they traveled around the globe.
Gwenna Hunter

Gwenna Hunter

Contributor

Founder of Vegans of LA, works for Vegan Outreach, and is a powerhouse social media communicator and connector.

Edita Birnkrant

Edita Birnkrant

Contributor

Edita Birnkrant is the Executive Director of NYC-based animal rights political action organization NYCLASS, and has been a vegan and activist for nearly twenty years.

Jessica Steinberg

Jessica Steinberg

Contributor

Activist, tastemaker, and chef. Through social media, writing, and public speaking, she inspires others to create their unique version of a vegan lifestyle. 

Maya Gottfried

Maya Gottfried

Contributor

Author of Vegan Love and the children’s book Our Farm. She has written for Forks Over Knives, VegNews, People, Kris Carr and Huffington Post , & Lilith magazine.

Desi Verhoeven

Desi Verhoeven

Contributor

Desi Verhoeven leads #JaneUnChainedEurope as she travels the continent going live at protests, cubes, vigils bringing her journalistic skills to bear on the most crucial issue of our time!
Melanie Langston BaZzell

Melanie Langston BaZzell

Contributor

Artist • San Diego Animal Activism Organizer • TBI Survivor • Yogi • Chicken Mom • Kind Heart Coalition Founder
Shannon Blair

Shannon Blair

Contributor

Shannon Blair is the mother of young, vegan, social media activist Vegan Evan! Shannon and her young son travel all over the globe doing outreach. Shannon is the Activism Director for Animal Hero Kids along with being a Certified Vegan Lifestyle Coach & Educator.

Michele Fasnacht

Michele Fasnacht

Contributor

Michele aka “Get Well Michele” is an educator, health coach, public speaker, business woman and activist.  It’s time to take animals off the menu and put plants on the plate.” 

 

Fabienne Origer

Fabienne Origer

Contributor

Vegan and activist for over 10 years, organizes the International Animal Rights Conference (IARC)  in Luxembourg. Also a part of AGWC Rockin’ Rescue.

 Cheyenne Danner

Cheyenne Danner

Contributor

Cheyenne Danner, also known as “Naturally Cheyenne”, is a spunky full-time activist who travels the world to help the animals and empower others to do the same!

Susan Song

Susan Song

Contributor

I am here to enlighten others that the plant-based life is a better way of living for us, for the animals and our planet.

Meira Geyser

Meira Geyser

Contributor

Lifelong animal lover and activist, Meira spreads awareness through social media and grassroots activism. She enjoys writing songs, singing, acting, &  fighting for justice.

Judy Bernstein

Judy Bernstein

Contributor

I worked as a newspaper reporter for 30 years in Massachusetts and upstate New York and have been vegan and an animal rights activist for four years.
Tonia L. Carrier

Tonia L. Carrier

Contributor

Tonia is a hairstylist and indie filmmaker from Michigan who has been doing vegan activism since 2018. She is grateful to represent the Midwest on Jane Unchained.

 

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