Paris Yves: “I need more aussie animal education and welfare groups to join me and speak up for companion birds- bird behaviour and applied behaviour analysis is easy to understand- don’t be shy- it is one of the main basis for understanding birds and justifying their freedom to be birds and not kept as breeding slaves”.
We’ve been acknowledged by Jane Velez Mitchell from the USA on her social media sites.
After a stellar career in traditional broadcast journalism, Jane Velez-Mitchell is wholeheartedly embracing new media — and she’s doing it in the service of what she calls “the social justice movement of the 21st century.”
That movement is animal rights, the focus of Velez-Mitchell’s new website, JaneUnchained, and her online subscription video series, Defining Moments.
“I had been talking to animal advocates for a long time, and they were saying we need to become the media for animals,” she says. The “we” she refers to isn’t just Velez-Mitchell and her partner in life and work, Donna Dennison, but fellow activists she encourages to contribute their own news videos. “Anybody with a cell phone camera can be a photojournalist,” she says.
Well, that may be the case, but most of them don’t have Velez-Mitchell’s résumé. She spent more than a decade as an anchor and reporter for Los Angeles TV station KCAL, plus eight years as a reporter for WCBS in New York City and stints with other major-market stations and on syndicated shows. She won several awards along the way, then gained national fame with an HLN show bearing her name, which ran for six years before it ended last fall.