PETA
created its Movers and Shakers Award especially for people who have earned a position
of influence in the world and have chosen to use that influence to create
positive changes for animals. HLN anchor Jane Velez-Mitchell is a
shining example of just that type of person and received her award at a special
ceremony this weekend in Washington, D.C.


Photo by Leigh Vogel

Jane has helped bring about some monumental victories for
animals, including exposing to her TV audience how PETA was working to stop the
U.S. Army from using
monkeys in crude nerve-gas exercises
, PETA’s campaign to halt construction of a massive
monkey-breeding facility
in Puerto Rico, the suffering of dogs killed for
their fur in China
, PETA’s undercover video of how pigs and
chickens are abused on
factory farms, and the cruelty to marine mammals at
SeaWorld. While presenting Jane
with her Movers and Shakers Award, PETA President Ingrid E. Newkirk called her “a master broadcaster with a
major heart who is 100 percent committed to telling the public what is going on
that shouldn’t be; 100 percent committed to protecting animals from needless
harm.” 

Jane
graciously accepted the award, saying:

This award means a lot
to me. I love working with PETA. We have a synergy that’s exciting to be part
of. . . . There’s no better feeling in the world than knowing that my show
played a role in stopping animal abuse or alleviating animal suffering.

Catch
Jane in action for animals weeknights at 7 p.m. ET on HLN

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Article source: PETA Files

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