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Jane Velez-Mitchell

Journalist Jane Velez-Mitchell has written an article on the effects of factory farming and meat consumption on the planet.

A very active vegan and animal rights supporter, Mitchell has received awards from the Humane Society of the United States and has used her HLN show to regularly discuss current topics emerging in animal welfare.

Whether you want to reduce or eliminate meat for the animals, your health or the environment, there are plenty of reasons to do so.

Mitchell outlines just a few in her piece.


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Best Vegetarian Stories Of 2013

Written by Vegetarian Star on Tuesday, December 31st, 2013 in Animal Issues, Female Singers, Film & TV, Food & Drink, Journalists, Politicians, Reality TV.

Monopoly Cat

You’ve already been given the worst. Now it’s time to take a look at some of the best in vegetarian news and gossip of 2013.

#5 Monopoly Replaces Iron With Cat
After years of conquering Boardwalk and Park Place, players of the popular Hasbro game now have an animal-friendly token option. A cat based on a real life rescue story replaced the longtime Iron. Do not pass go…without stopping by the shelter for your pet.

#4 Vegetarian Cory Booker Elected to U.S. Senate
New Jersey mayor Cory Booker was elected to the U.S. Senate. Booker has been a vegetarian for about two decades. Like all great politicians, he’s already gotten his sex scandal out of the way. After Tweets between him and a stripper, a vegan “gentlemen’s club” named a veggie burger after him.


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Jane Velez-Mitchell For Animal Legal Defense Fund (Video)

Written by Vegetarian Star on Wednesday, November 6th, 2013 in Animal Issues, Journalists, Videos.

Jane Velez-Mitchell has a new interview and PSA about the Animal Legal Defense Fund.

Throughout history, rights, whether they’d be human, civil or any other type, have usually been awarded through hard work and perseverance.

Animal rights are no different and organizations like the ADLF work to both create new and preserve existing laws that protect animals on farms, in entertainment and as pets.


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Joe Yonan Suggests Tempeh Kebabs To “Washington Post” Readers

Written by Vegetarian Star on Wednesday, September 4th, 2013 in Food & Drink, Journalists, Recipes.

Tempeh kabobs

When Washington Post food editor Joe Yonan was invited to a summer cookout, he warned the host in advance he was veggie.

The host had no problem–just advised him he’d be cooking his own dinner.

It may not sound like the best of hospitality, but it gave the newly vegan who just published the cookbook, Eat Your Vegetables, a great reason to try tempeh kebobs, a perfect dish to make before the fall season hits and the weather turns cooler.


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Joe Yonan Eat Your Vegetables

Washington Post food editor Joe Yonan not only made the decision to adopt a plant-based diet, he decided to put his journalism skills to good use and write a cookbook on it.

Eat Your Vegetables debuted this month, and it represents part of a bigger move that Yonan labeled “bold” for a major food critic–to both eat vegetarian and make it the focus of your column that reaches thousands, if not millions of people.


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Jane Velez-Mitchell “Pet Of The Day” On “HLN”

Written by Vegetarian Star on Wednesday, May 15th, 2013 in Animal Issues, Film & TV, Journalists, TV Hosts.

Jane Velez-Mitchell is an animal lover who’s taken her passion to her HLN show, discussing serious issues such as factory farming, gestation crates and cruelty on farms.

She’s now offering a much lighter animal theme to her viewers with a “Pet of the Day” segment.


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Roger Ebert Gave Vegetarian Food Two Thumbs Up

Written by Vegetarian Star on Friday, April 5th, 2013 in Food & Drink, Journalists.

Roger Ebert

Roger Ebert has left a gigantic hole in the hearts of many who loved his commentary on movies, food and life in general.

He recently succumbed to the cancer he had fought so fiercely.

During his last years on Earth, Ebert gave two thumbs up to a plant-based diet, giving praise for films like Forks Over Knives and discussing the vegetarian dishes he created for his cookbook, The Pot.


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Joe Yonan

Joe Yonan‘s “coming out as a vegetarian,” as many journalists and bloggers are calling it, has resulted in good publicity for the diet. As the food editor of the Washington Post, Yonan now has the ability to share the benefits and tasty secrets of a plant-based diet to millions of Americans.

In addition to discussing vegetarian and vegan dishes in his regular Post column, Yonan has an all-vegetarian cookbook scheduled for release this summer.

Yonan latest attempt at proselytizing the heavy meat eaters is through the Huffington Post, where he’s named the top vegetarian and vegan restaurants located in the nation’s capitol.


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