Jane Velez-Mitchell

Jane Velez-Mitchell takes a stand on the biggest topics of the day that people across the country are buzzing about.

Saving America's wild horses

Saving America's wild horses

There are approximately 45,000 wild horses being kept in government holding pens as a result of the wild horse round-ups. Now, we are learning almost 700 of these horses are in open pens in Wyoming and Utah where temperatures dip below 20 degrees.

Jane Velez-Mitchell spoke to a Carol Walker, a photographer, who visited one of these pens.

Shooting at Nevada medical building

Shooting at Nevada medical building

A gunman killed one person and injured two others before shooting himself inside a medical building in Reno, Nevada, Tuesday. According to Reno Police Department Deputy Chief Tom Robinson, two people are confirmed dead inside the medical building -- including the shooter who died of a self-inflicted wound.

For more on this story, watch Jane Velez-Mitchell weeknights at 7 p.m. ET on HLN. Follow the show on Facebook, and follow Jane on Twitter.

The prescription drug abuse epidemic

The prescription drug abuse epidemic

The Centers for Disease Control says more people today are overdosing from legal drugs than from illegal drugs.  MTV is taking a look at this epidemic in the reality series “True Life I’m Addicted to Pills.”

Jane Velez-Mitchell spoke to the director of the True Life and to Dr. Drew about the dangers of prescription drugs.

Cow abuse caught on video

Cow abuse caught on video

A horrible case of alleged cow abuse at a dairy farm.  Mercy for Animals claims animals just like you were allegedly punched, kicked, stabbed, and dragged--and it was all caught on tape.  I need to warn you this is graphic content, and we can't show you even one tenth of the horror.  Cops are investigating Wiese Brothers Farm in Wisconsin, and the company has fired two employees and removed a third from animal handling duty.  In a statement, they said, “We are shocked and saddened to see a few of our employees not following our farm's policies for proper animal care.  We have zero tolerance for animal abuse.”

Wiese Brothers Farm supplies milk to Foremost Farms, which uses that milk to supply cheese for DiGiorno pizza.  Foremost Farms released the following statement:  “Foremost Farms USA is extremely disappointed by the animal treatment depicted in the video taken at a Wisconsin dairy farm...To protect consumer trust and confidence in the dairy industry, we have discontinued receiving milk from the farm featured in the video.”

Slice of happiness: If only for a second

Slice of happiness: If only for a second

The Mimi Foundation teamed up with Leo Burnett France to bring an amazing experience to 20 people battling cancer.  The participants were taken to a studio where they were given full hair and make-up all without being able to see what was happening to them. When the makeover was finished their new look was revealed and that moment of shock and laughter was captured in photographs.

The project called “If only for a second” tried to find that moment where the person forgot about their disease. See the video and find out more about the project here

Blitzen and pals need homes for Christmas

Blitzen and pals need homes for Christmas

Each night, Jane Velez-Mitchell features her "Pet of the Day" on her show at 7 p.m. ET on HLN. Today, we have a special collection for Pet of the Day. These pets all need new homes. 

Jane Velez-Mitchell is teaming up with animal welfare expert Jane Garrison and adoptapet.com to try to find some amazing animals new and loving homes. You can find information on adopting each animal below. And you can always go to adoptapet.com to rescue an animal near you! If you save any of these animals, please send us a photo so we can post it on the website. Our email address is Jane@hlntv.com

The 10 special-est pets of 2013

The 10 special-est pets of 2013

Yes, we know "special-est" is not a word. But when it comes to the sheer pound-for-pound cuteness of these creatures, a new word is sort of necessary. 

Obviously we love animals here at HLN, but we especially love animals if they have a story. These were the pets we were glad to know in 2013. 

Me, My Pet & I

Me, My Pet & I

“Me, My Pet & I” joins the JVM nightly lineup as a new segment and we need your help! Send us the best pics of you and your pet posing for a selfie and it might end up on TV. You can email us at Jane@hlntv.com, facebook or tweet us your pic, just be sure to include #JVMpetselfie with your post.

The HLN staff and you at home kick things off with a few of their own featuring a very special guest, the one and only Rico!

Palm oil devastating environment

Palm oil devastating environment

The homes of orangutans and tigers are being destroyed to produce palm oil. Palm oil comes from the fruit of certain palm trees found in the rainforests of Malaysia and Indonesia.  It is used in thousands of products you eat and use every day and you may not even know it.  It is used in soaps, cosmetics, detergents and even processed foods.

But the production of that oil is devastating those tropical forests and destroying the homes of the orangutans and tigers that live there.  But there is still hope. One of the largest producers of palm oil, Wilmar International has made a promise to do the right thing and make sure their palm oil products are harvested in an ethical and sustainable way.

Demi Lovato: I needed cocaine every half hour

Demi Lovato: I needed cocaine every half hour

Singer Demi Lovato revealed her battle with drugs and detailed her past cocaine addiction.  Lovato said at her worst she couldn’t go more than 30 minutes without using drugs. She spoke very candidly to Access Hollywood about her addiction and her climb back to sobriety.

For more on this story, watch Jane Velez-Mitchell weeknights at 7 p.m. ET on HLN. Follow the show on Facebook, and follow Jane on Twitter.

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