As host of of the “Issues” show on Headline News, Jane Velez-Mitchell is usually the interviewer, not the interviewee. It turns out that, given a chance to express her opinions, as she is in this week’s segment of AnimalCafe.co with Mary Haight (of Dancing Dog Blog), she has a lot to say. And very strongly.
Veganism, animal birth control, “eco-fur,” compassionate capitalism, and giving rights to trees are just a few of the topics that Velez-Mitchell expounds upon. She reserves some particularly harsh words for breeders — who, she she says are often confused with hoarders — and the people who buy dogs from them.
And that’s just one of the connections Velez-Mitchell makes between addiction and animal welfare. According to her, our society’s many ills are subcategories of what she sees as an overriding problem: An addiction to consumerism and rampant greed.
What does Velez-Mitchell suggest we do to heal ourselves as a nation? Listen to the interview to find out, and then come back on Wednesday, at 9PM EST for a follow up chat with her.