Animal Rights on CNN

Reporter Jane Velez-Mitchell tackles a handful of animal-rights concerns on a special episode of Issues.

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Tonight, Issues, hosted by Jane Velez-Mitchell, will focus entirely on animal-rights issues, dedicating a full-hour of CNN’s Headline News Network (HLN) to problems ranging from animal cruelty to factory farming. Velez-Mitchell, a dedicated vegan, says the episode, titled, “Jane’s Fight for Animal Rights,” will feature conversations with animal protection groups discussing issues such as the Gulf Coast oil spill and its affects on wildlife, animal-friendly legislation, dairy farm cruelty and tail docking, and animal liberation. Special celebrity guests will include animal activists Bob Barker and Pierce Brosnan who will discuss the cruelty of the whaling industry, along with vegan actress Jorja Fox.