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UnchainedTV offers you a new way of living. It’s like being born again, but it’s not religious. Our host, New York Times bestselling author as well as TV and social media journalist who heads UnchainedTV.com, Jane Velez-Mitchell, helps you turn on the lightbulb and jump to the next phase of human evolution. There is a peaceful, joyous way of living out there. The secret is simple: don’t look for peace, practice it in your daily choices. You might say, peace begins right on your plate. Tune in to UnchainedTV, live every Monday at 10 AM Pacific Time on the VoiceAmerica Influencers Channel.

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UnchainedTV offers you a new way of living. It’s like being born again, but it’s not religious. Our host, New York Times bestselling author as well as TV and social media journalist who heads UnchainedTV.com, Jane Velez-Mitchell, helps you turn on the lightbulb and jump to the next phase of human evolution. There is a peaceful, joyous way of living out there. The secret is simple: don’t look for peace, practice it in your daily choices. You might say, peace begins right on your plate. Tune in to UnchainedTV, live every Monday at 10 AM Pacific Time on the VoiceAmerica Influencers Channel.

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Black Vegan Leaders Celebrate Black History Month

2/21/2024
UnchainedTV has been celebrating Black History Month with a category devoted to videos about the many Black movers and shakers in the vegan movement. Frankly, there are too many to mention. But, suffice it to say, that - according to numerous reports and surveys - African-Americans are going vegan at a higher rate than other demographic groups in the US! And, women are more likely than men to dropkick meat. So, today, we speak with 4 leading Black female voices in the vegan movement. Gwenna Hunter is the founder of Vegans of Los Angeles Food Bank. the first Vegan Food Bank in LA. Naijha Wright-Brown is the Executive Director of the Black Veg Society, a partner in The Land of Kush, VeganSoul Bistro, and co-creator of Vegan Soulfest and Maryland Vegan Restaurant Week. Jasmine Leyva directed and stars in The Invisible Vegan, a brilliant documentary about how veganism can reverse unhealthy dietary patterns in the African-American community. And, Brenda Sanders is the Executive Director of the Afro-Vegan Society, dedicated to helping minority communities transition to a plant-based lifestyle. UnchainedTV’s Jane Velez-Mitchell is the host for this compelling conversation.

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Cruelty - Get The Hell Out Of Fashion Now!

2/14/2024
Fashion should have absolutely nothing to do with cruelty. Now, meet 3 women leading the charge to remove animal products from fashion shows, burlesque shows, showrooms and clothing stores by eliminating all feathers, leather, wool, silk, cashmere and - of course - fur. Monica Kay is a burlesque dancer and leader of Feather Phase Out, a campaign to replace real feathers with faux in burlesque and entertainment. Vikki Lenola is a model/activist who produces The Vegan Fashion Show in Canada. And, Lady Freethinker is the famous activist exposing the horrors of real fur with a shocking new investigation. They speak to UnchainedTV’s Jane Velez-Mitchell to show the world that real fashion is compassion.

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Chef Mario Fabbri Reveals Life-changing Cooking Secrets!

2/7/2024
Mario Fabbri is a charismatic and brilliant, young, vegan chef who is the host of Trying Vegan with Mario, a 22-episode, plant-based cooking series now streaming on UnchainedTV. Mario - who has 60K IG followers @MarioFabbriChef - brings on a series of top vegan chefs, like Lauren Toyota, and top vegan doctors, like Dr. Joel Fuhrman, to whip up succulent dishes that look decadent but are packed with nutrients. From Italian classics to sumptuous desserts, there is zero sacrifice and also zero cholesterol. It’s a win win win for you, the planet and the animals. Now, let’s hear Mario’s story from his own lips. How he did it, why and what’s next! Watch all of Mario's cooking episodes here: https://watch.unchainedtv.com/browse

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How Vegans Won at Oxford!

1/31/2024
Victory for Vegans! Dr. Sailesh Rao, founder of Climate Healers, reveals how he and his team of fellow vegans won the recent Oxford Union debate against meat eaters. After a fierce back and forth, Oxford Union members sided with the motion “This House Would Go Vegan.” This is a huge victory as this debate club is a prestigious platform run by students at Oxford University, one of the world’s top universities. More colleges are making the connection between veganism and sustainability. Along with Dr. Rao, Joey Carbstrong, Dr. Chidi Ngwaba and Disha Hegde made strong points. Among those on the other side, polarizing media pundit Katie Hopkins. So, watch and get the inside story of how this all went down! To learn more about Dr. Rao's extraordinary work, please visit: https://climatehealers.org/

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How To End Injustice Everywhere!

1/24/2024
Melanie Joy reveals the common denominator driving all injustice as she discusses her captivating and thought-provoking new book, How To End Injustice Everywhere. Joy also tackles the issue of infighting within the animal rights movement and how to evolve beyond it! Please join UnchainedTV’s Jane Velez-Mitchell for this important conversation with this best-selling author and internationally recognized speaker who is a recipient of the Ahimsa Award, previously given to the Dalai Lama and Nelson Mandela, for her work on global nonviolence. For more info, visit: https://infighting.org/ To purchase Melanie Joy's book, visit: https://carnism.org/

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South Korea Bans Dog Meat!

1/17/2024
BREAKING LIVE: Historic win for animals as South Korea bans the dog meat trade, a decision expected to save the lives of millions of dogs! UnchainedTV talks to 2 people who were THERE as the game-changing vote took place and activists celebrated with tears of joy! Last Chance for Animals Founder/President Chris DeRose has just returned from South Korea and joins us LIVE, along with Jiyen Lee, Founder/President of Animal Liberation Wave - the South Korean sister organization of Last Chance for Animals whose mission is to eradicate the dog meat trade! We’ll also talk to Sheena Gao, of Mercy for Chinese Dogs, who hopes this trend will spread to China, where she has helped rescue dogs from the meat trade.

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Woman on a Mission: Save the World's Elephants!

1/10/2024
Meet Sangita Iyer: award-winning filmmaker, author, biologist and National Geographic Explorer. This woman is on a mission: to save India’s endangered elephants by preserving corridors for them to roam, restoring their habitats, and educating people to stop human elephant conflict, fostering peaceful coexistence between people and wild elephants. Sangita’s videos, streaming on UnchainedTV, show the solutions as well as the problems. You can watch them here: https://watch.unchainedtv.com/the-elephant-matrix Only about 35,000 to 40,000 Asian elephants are left on the entire planet. More than 25,000 are in India --- their last stronghold. They need our help as humans encroach on their habitat. Sangita Iyer is working furiously, developing technology that is averting elephant deaths on India's train tracks and rehabilitating elephants who have been rescued with everything from acupressure to deep tissue massage. To learn more, visit: https://www.vfaes.org/ As a US-based, 501 (c)(3) tax-exempt public charity, all contributions made to VFAE are tax-deductible to the full extent of the law. Now, watch Sangita reveal her strategy to UnchainedTV’s Jane Velez-Mitchell.

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Hey Adidas: Kangaroos Are NOT Shoes!

1/3/2024
Kangaroos Are NOT Shoes: That’s the message hundreds of activists sent to Adidas, in a global day of action at the height of the holiday shopping season. Marching into Adidas stores, across the United States, Canada, Europe & Australia, animal activists demanded Adidas stop its involvement in the largest mass slaughter of terrestrial wildlife in the world. Led by Australia’s Animal Justice Party,Their Turn, the Center for a Humane Economy & supported by dozens of other organizations, including UnchainedTV, the message is clear: Kangaroos are not shoes. Adidas has, so far, refused to join Puma, Nike, Diadora and other brands that have kicked kangaroo leather to the curb. Now, Australian Member of Parliament Emma Hurst, Center for Humane Economy’s Jennifer Skiff, Animal Justice Party’s Louise Ward & TheirTurn.Net's Donny Moss reveal their strategy for ending kangaroo slaughter to UnchainedTV’s Jane Velez-Mitchell! Adidas is invited on any time to respond.

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The Persecution of Tracy Murphy!

12/27/2023
Asha Farm Sanctuary founder Tracy Murphy speaks to UnchainedTV about her ordeal and persecution. Murphy was a New York business executive who went vegan due to her love of animals. A decade ago, she moved to a rural area north of Buffalo to start her own sanctuary, called Asha’s Farm Sanctuary. Things were going wonderfully until 2 cows wandered onto her sanctuary property in the summer of 2022. Murphy took them in and fed them. Then, all hell broke loose. She was ultimately arrested, shackled, charged with a felony and gagged from doing interviews. And, she was targeted by protests and threats as, she says, the surrounding community turned against her. Now, her charge reduced to a misdemeanor, she tells her story to UnchainedTV’s Jane Velez-Mitchell and pleads for help to keep her sanctuary going and get through this persecution and prosecution. To help her sanctuary, donate to: https://www.ashasfarmsanctuary.org/donate-only.html

Duration:01:00:00

Female Filmmakers Reveal Secret to Game-Changing Films

12/20/2023
An all female powerhouse team reveals the secrets behind the making of The Next Girl, a groundbreaking film now streaming on UnchainedTV that goes where no movie has gone before. You can watch it here: https://watch.unchainedtv.com/jamie-s-corner/videos/the-next-girl-1 Starring Jamie Logan, written by Lisa DeCrescente and directed by Terrah Bennett Smith, The Next Girl is an example of where filmmaking is headed… using fiction to make big points about the real world and all the beings in it. Watch the film and hear these amazing women describe their process on UnchainedTV’s Voice America podcast hosted by Jane Velez-Mitchell.

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Chef AJ: From Obese Junk Food Addict to Healthy Cooking Queen!

12/13/2023
Want to learn the secret to easy, permanent weight loss while still being able to eat delicious desserts? Well, then, listen to this episode. A chef, culinary instructor, and professional speaker, Chef AJ is the author of the popular book Unprocessed: How to Achieve Vibrant Health and Your Ideal Weight, which chronicles her journey from an obese junk-food vegan faced with a diagnosis of pre-cancerous polyps, to learning how to create foods that nourish and heal the body. You can get her bundle of holiday recipes in book form here: https://www.chefaj.com/ You can watch Chef AJ on UnchainedTV here: https://watch.unchainedtv.com/healthy-living-with-chef-aj Now hear her incredible story as told to UnchainedTV’s Jane Velez-Mitchell.

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Olympian is Racing to Save Us from Dairy Products

12/6/2023
Dotsie Bausch won an olympic medal in cycling and went on to create Switch4Good to wake people up to the dangers of dairy. She is known for her gutsy, and often outrageous, campaigns designed to get people to pay attention to a subject too many ignore at their own peril. Now, Dotsie has enlisted artificial intelligence and the memory of Ronald Reagan to remind people that their hard-earned tax dollars are being used to prop up an industry that is hurting the environment, people and animals. Along with her partner-in-cause Jason Wrobel, Dotsie tells it like it is to UnchainedTV’s Jane Velez-Mitchell. Anyone from the dairy industry is invited on any time to respond. Visit https://switch4good.org/ for more.

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Ending Real Fur - The Movie Sparking a Movement on UnchainedTV

11/29/2023
#UnchainedTV with reaction to the movie sparking a movement to end fur in fashion forever. Ending Real Fur is streaming now for FREE on UnchainedTV and getting rave reviews. Watch parties are being held around the U.S. to promote the award-winning film that features fashion legend Tim Gunn of Making the Cut and Project Runway fame calling fur a completely unnecessary waste of lives that must end. Lingerie demonstrations are also being held by people who would rather go almost naked than wear an animal who was tortured for fur or - for that matter - for leather, wool, down, etc. Now, let’s hear from the Watch Party Hosts who gathered friends and family to view Ending Real Fur. Ellen Dent in Pennsylvania, Tonia Carrier in Michigan, Niloofar Askgharian in Texas, Rachel Ejsmont in New York and Jeff Hoffman and Karen La Cava in Los Angeles. UnchainedTV’s Jane Velez-Mitchell hosts.

Duration:01:00:00

Campaign to Stop LA Wetland’s Bulldozing Scam Gains Stream

11/22/2023
More Angelinos are joining the battle to stop a destructive and highly unpopular plan to bulldoze LA’s Ballona Wetlands Ecological Reserve. LA’s last coastal wetlands, near Marina del Rey, is home to upwards of 2,000 species, including threatened and endangered species. Some estimate there are up to a million beings, large and small, who would have no place to go if the one square mile of wild land is bulldozed…. Foxes, owls, egrets, cormorants, pelicans, snakes, herons, butterflies, to name a few of the species. In May, a judge brought the bulldozing plans to “a screeching halt” (is how the LA Times described the ruling) saying California’s Department of Fish and Wildlife’s Environmental Impact Report was flawed and failed to account for flood risks! But the CDFW continues to try and move forward even though about 40 people testified against it at a recent hearing with virtually zero testimony in support of the ecologically unsound plan. URGENT: Please denounce the bulldozing plan by emailing your opposition to: BWERcomments@wildlife.ca.gov (Put “Ballona REIR Scoping Comment” in the subject line) Now, Defend Ballona Wetland’s Marcia Hanscomm Wendy-Sue Rosen’s Protect Ballona Wetlands and In Defense of Animals’ Lisa Levinson join UnchainedTV’s Jane Velez-Mitchell to break it down. Visit https://defendballonawetlands.org/ to get involved.

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The Secret to Dropping Your Excess Weight

11/15/2023
At least 2/3rds of Americans are overweight or obese. This is a crisis causing unnecessary disease and death. It's also causing our health care costs to skyrocket, costs paid for by you, the taxpayer. In short, obesity has ramifications across our society. And, with the relentless rise of calorie-dense fast food, the crisis is getting worse. Luckily, there are solutions. Deepa Deshmukh, MPH,RDN,CDE,BC-ADM, is an award-winning dietitian and nutrition specialist with a very specific and proven method to drop the excess pounds. In 2020, Deepa was recognized as one of the Top 10 Dietitians in the country by Today’s Dietitian Publication for her innovative approach to health and wellness. So, if you've got a problem with your weight, now is the time to learn and implement solutions. The good news? You do not have to sacrifice taste. For more info. visit: https://nutritionistdeepa.com/

Duration:01:00:00

Ending Real Fur - The award-winning movie!

11/8/2023
Meet the man behind the movie that could end fur farming in Canada. Taimoor Choudhry’s transformation from a high flying consumer of luxury goods to a passionate animal activist started when he asked a simple question: Who am I wearing? It turned out his fur trim was from a dog. Being a dog lover, this turned his world upside down. His award-winning film Ending Real Fur features Tim Gunn of Project Runway and Making the Cut fame, Arch Enemy lead vocalist Alissa White-Gluz, PETA’s Ingrid Newkirk and many others. It will debut THIS BLACK FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 24th on UNCHAINEDTV at 4:30pm Pacific/7:30pm Eastern, followed by a LIVE Q&A with Tim Gunn & Alissa White-Gluz. Mark your calendars! It will also be available for you to view after the premiere. To watch, visit: https://watch.unchainedtv.com/browse Now, hear the incredible story behind this groundbreaking film!

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Encore: Call to Action if You Love Animals! Act NOW to stop EATS Act!

11/1/2023
Mercy for Animals has just released an undercover investigation into a Nebraska pig farm that documents extreme suffering by mother pigs kept in crates barely larger than their bodies, repeatedly impregnated against their will. If this upsets you, there is something you can do now: stop eating animals. Mercy for Animals is also a leading voice fighting the proposed EATS Act, being pushed by pro-meat/dairy industry lawmakers. The Ending Agricultural Trade Suppression (EATS) Act would wipe out numerous state laws that ban the sale of eggs or meat from animals kept in extreme confinement, like pig gestation crates. MFA is urging all animal lovers to reach out to your U.S. Senators and Members of Congress NOW to say VOTE NO on the EATS Act. Here is the petition link. Takes 5 seconds to do it. MFA says PLEASE FILL IT OUT NOW! CLICK THIS LINK TO PETITION: https://act.mercyforanimals.org/eats-act For more info and to get involved visit: https://mercyforanimals.org/

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Encore: Rowdy Girl - The story of a Texas cattle rancher who went vegan!

10/25/2023
Rowdy Girl - The story of a Texas cattle rancher who went vegan! This is an extraordinary new film about former country singer, Renee King-Sonnen, who turned her husband's Texas cattle ranch into a vegan sanctuary for rescued cows, pigs, chickens, turkeys and other innocent beings. UnchainedTV interviews Renee and the filmmaker, Jason Goldman. This film brilliantly reveals one woman's journey to compassion. It's told in a way that is both emotionally moving and hilarious. Every moment of this film is authentic. You are right there with Renee and Tommy as they transform and help other Texans to transform. This is a MUST SEE MOVIE. Even the soundtrack is like no other! Find out why! Film Synopsis: Unable to come to terms with the cruel reality of animal agriculture, a former Texas cattle rancher goes vegan and transforms her husband's beef operation into a farmed animal sanctuary. When their story goes viral, she realizes her true calling: to help farmers transition to plant-based and end their business of animal agriculture. Rowdy Girl showcases the inspiring work of an animal activist who has been on both sides and proves that there is a common ground between farmers and vegans - a shared mission of compassion and sustainability. Goldman is the film's director/producer. It was edited by Pilar Rico. The famed musician Moby is executive producer. Greg Beauchamp and Carter Collins are co-executive producers. For more info: https://www.wildgrowthmedia.com/films/rowdy-girl https://watch.unchainedtv.com/rowdy-girl-sanctuary-1 https://rowdygirlsanctuary.org/ Ticket links for the next events: Whole Planet Spirituality Retreat (Oct 19-21): https://thespiritualforum.org/retreat Seoul Animal Film Festival (Oct 21, 23): https://www.saff.kr/movie/?post_id=2218 San Francisco Veg Fest (Oct 29): http://roxie.com/film/rowdy-girl/

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How to End Discrimination against Vegans at Work and School

10/11/2023
As the number of vegans grows, so too does the number of vegans who say they’re experiencing discrimination at school or at work. Some of these vegans are taking cases to court, relying on both international conventions and national laws. Now meet a panel of experts in this field who are leading the fight for fairness for those who choose compassion in their choice of of food, clothing and entertainment. The Vegan Society's International Rights Network founder Dr. Jeanette Rowley from the UK, plaintiff Astrid Prevost from Paris, attorney Jerold “Jerry” Friedman from California and attorney Wade Poziomka from Canada join UnchainedTV’s Jane Velez-Mitchell for this fascinating conversation.

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How Gen Zers Plan to Save the Planet!

10/4/2023
Who is going to save the planet and how? It’s the Greta Thunberg generation that has the most to lose as the climate crisis worsens. So, these Gen Zers, along with some Gen Alphas (born from 2010 on) are organizing to create solutions. Mission One? End factory farming of animals, which is destroying our planet with climate change, habitat destruction, biodiversity loss, water pollution, human health problems, and more. Now, the New Roots Institute is training tomorrow’s leaders with year-long fellowships for students motivated to dig deeper into the impacts, and solutions, of factory farming—while being trained in effective communication, advocacy, and leadership skills. UnchainedTV’s Jane Velez-Mitchell unpacks this unique program with LA’s Lead Educator Natalie Amezcua and Parker Do, a senior at UCLA and an alumni of the New Roots Leadership Program. For more visit: https://www.newrootsinstitute.org/

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