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When ‘Charities’ Attack: How I Became Target of Online Abuse


The site https://whoisnotodogmeat.com/ chronicled events from 2013 to early 2015 regarding the UK registered charity #1154524 World Protection for Dogs and Cats in the Meat Trade (WPDCMT), also known as No To Dog Meat (NTDM). Interesting to note that the only original management team left from those infamous days of ‘dirty tricks’ are two of the original trustees, Ms Julia de Cadenet and Mr David Merrill. ‘Others’ that were blamed by the charity for bringing it into disrepute have left. Therefore, the only reasonable conclusion that the public can draw is that the appalling behaviour of the charity, since inception in May 2013 until now, can only be firmly laid at the door of Ms de Cadenet and Mr Merrill.

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Online abuse is everywhere on the internet. It has become an international pastime. To be honest, I never expected to be on the receiving end, but for the past few months it has been a very real experience. My name is Dr Daniel Allen, I’m an animal geographer, TV presenter and APGAW member who explores the cultural significance of animals around the world. I have a passion for animal welfare and have become known for my candid observations.

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When the global media styled Chinese pensioner Mrs Yang (Yang Xiaoyun) as the “symbol of hope” of the Yulin Dog Meat Festival, the world wanted to help her dogs. Fundraisers were set up. The public kindly donated. Lots of money was raised, but where did the donations go? This simple question made me the target of an online abuse I found both shocking and personally intrusive. I’ve decided to share my…

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Rebuttal of Lies Posted on a Ripoff Report


Report: #1167127

Complaint Review: International Animal Rescue Foundation, Animal Buddy, SayNotodogmeat.net/ Michele Brown, John Williamson, Amber Donoghue

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I have decided to republish these recordings, fortuitously saved in my library from the YouTube publication, because among the many other lies in the ripoff report, named above, is the following accusation that is long overdue in being addressed.

THE FALSE ACCUSATION POSTED ON THE RIPOFF REPORT:

2014 John Williamson harassed the No To Dog Meat CEO Julia Cadenet with early morning/late night phone calls. While doing this he recorded her without her knowledge and his friend altered the conversation to make Julia appear suspect. The videos were however taken down from youtube.

If you have listened to those clips, then know this, John Williamson did not put the whole conversation up, and because of this people have turned against No To Dog Meat. Without knowing the full truth of what led to certain things being said.

We believe John gave the audio to Amber Donoghue for her to alter, as she has experience in Photoshop and audio due to her expertise in marketing for the xxx in Sussex. Where she makes advertisements, audio and digital graphics.” 

Amber has been falsely accused of editing the recordings; she had no knowledge of them until she heard them on YouTube. Her job does not include audio work and she has no experience of ever editing recording clips. The writer of the blog, Mary Robbins (of Walker, Trinity, Texas – https://www.facebook.com/BeyondTheRobbinsPlane) simply made it up to implicate Amber in a bogus association. For the record, Amber has no affiliation whatsoever with IARF, NTDM, or SNTDM. Incidentally, Mary Robbins has been writing numerous malicious blogs about Amber since October 2013. More on that subject later. Now, since the writer of the defamatory report has publicly ‘opened the door’ to these recordings, the public should have the opportunity of judging for themselves if they believe they could have been edited to put words into Ms De Cadenet’s mouth. I have therefore decided to republish them. The writer of the report is in no doubt as to the identity of the woman, she is in fact a close friend of hers and was the official blogger for the No To Dog Meat charity, but she seems to believe that ‘Jose’, the man talking to Julia de Cadenet, is Jon W.

NB The woman is heard quite clearly in one of the recordings begging Jose to record her words.

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Animal ‘Charity’ Dirty Tricks Campaign Part 3


Amended & updated 17th Oct 2013

To follow this blog you will need to read Part 1 & Part 2

You will have read at the end of Part 2 that, ‘Notodogmeat’ had given up pretending that their FB Page was hacked. In a shocking statement their CEO was blamed for threatening and defamatory posts made on their official Facebook Page. They reported that the CEO was intoxicated when she made the posts. These posts are reproduced in Part 2 and are predominantly directed at Mr Peter Egan, a much admired actor, public figure and well-known animal rights activist.  After that statement we waited for the other shoe to drop.  We didn’t have long to wait.

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NTDM-40Having made that quite incoherent threat to Ms de Cadenet, the admin now in control of the Facebook Page decided to invent an official investigative body called EAD. The post they made on their FB page is very long so we include these screen grabs to give you a flavour of how bizarre this post was.

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This was disconcerting; had the inmates taken over the asylum? However, we did not at that time know who the inmates were. We did notice that there was certainly an attempt to sanitize Ms Brown, a co-founder and trustee of notodogmeat.

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If you wish to read the entire, practically incomprehensible post, you can view it here, you will need to click the image once it has loaded to enlarge it and read the text:

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After this manic attempt to blacken the name of Ms de Cadenet, and/or suggest that she really did not exist at all (see section 9, it was incredibly confusing)  the official Facebook Page of NTDM was suddenly deactivated.

Just when we were beginning to hope that their illiterate rhetoric had caused them to spontaneously implode, we received news that ‘NTDM’ had returned to Facebook. It was puzzling to see that the Page we were now viewing had been stripped of its 6000+ ‘likes’ and had very little content. It became apparent that this was not a resurrection but a brand new Page The inmates appeared to have lost control of the old asylum  (Page currently deactivated) and Ms de Cadenet was now reclaiming the NTDM identity.

The new NTDM page opened a forum of comments. Needless to say the comments were often less than polite. Ms de Cadenet (if it was her) fielded the questions and comments until October 2nd when it was reported that “All questions and comments have now gone before our moderator and legal advisor Ms J de Cadenet, who has full authority to speak on behalf of NoToDogMeat and our charity.”

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So who are the people in control of the new NTDM official Facebook Page? And who are the people who took control of the original NTDM official Facebook Page? Who is the person that Ms de Cadenet refers to when stating the new Page “replaces the pages stolen by a known criminal on 23rd September”?

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So there we have the current state of play. Sadly still more questions rather than answers.

On the basis that absolutely everything surrounding NTDM appears to be suspect, we cannot discount that this could be a double bluff campaign. The scenario, currently presented, is that the new NTDM official FB page is de Cadenet, Merrill & Hughes, and that the old FB page was commandeered by Brown & ‘Craash Beck’ with the help of a previously unidentified interloper. It appears that there is now fierce competition for domination of NTDM. Such intensity for control of the NTDM branding saw a small FB page reported for using the words ‘NoToDogMeat’ in its banner image. The little known FB page this happened to was purely set up to counteract NTDM re-entering the Australian FB arena.  The images attached refer to the claimed ‘intellectual property rights’. Make of that what you will.
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IF the current revelations are to be believed, there are now two clearly defined opposing sides competing for control of NTDM, with the ‘interloper’ accused of being directly involved in sabotaging the original official FB NTDM Page. Was the ‘interloper’ the person deployed to ‘hack’ as per Brown’s recent blog  (second screen shot on that page)? Is this a falling out of conspirators or is someone manipulating NTDM in the shadows, hidden behind Brown & ‘Craash Beck’ of the Facebook Page ‘Don’t Let Them Eat Me’  ?

NTDM designate ‘NoToDogMeat’ as the ‘acronym’ for The World Protection of Dogs and Cats in the Meat Trade in their application for NGO consultative status. We do not know at this point if their application will prove successful?

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Ms de Cadenet and Mr Merrill, as appointed officers of this company, are surely responsible for the legal and charitable status reports previously supplied to their supporters and donors. Ms Brown was appointed as a director of this company on the 10 Aug 2013 and only served just over a month as an officer until 20 Sep 2013. One thing is certain, Ms de Cadenet & Mr Merrill are the two people accountable for the management of the charitable funds raised.

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We have absolutely no idea what the above screen shot of donations refers to, certainly not to any money passing through the coffers of The World Protection For Dogs And Cats In The Meat Trade (WPDCMT). Why NTDM used donation details from the Animal Aid ‘Umbrella’ organisation Wetnose beggars belief. We hear that WPDCMT are awaiting confirmation of their recent application for UK Charities Commission registration so that they can apply for Gift Aid. With their own funds seemingly in chaos it is very concerning that WPDCMT, ‘Umbrella’ for NTDM, may then invite smaller animal charities to allow them to collect and allocate donations on their behalf. The attraction for charities too small to be able to register as a charity and thus claim Gift Aid status is that the umbrella charity can claim Gift Aid on their behalf for a fee of usually 4%. The trustees of an umbrella charity have ultimate control of the funds received to decide whether donations received should go to specified charities. If they decide that the charity specified as the beneficiary by the donor is a credible charity they will claim Gift Aid on the donation and pass the donation plus the Gift Aid to the donor’s chosen charity (less an agreed administration fee). Worth noting that the umbrella organisation will also receive interest on the holding funds. This scheme is a ‘win win’ concept to maximize the impact of received donations since both the umbrella organisation and the small charities are collecting money for helping animals. Where it can go horribly wrong is if the umbrella organisation is untrustworthy or incompetent. It is important to state that Wetnose is a much respected and highly endorsed UK organisation raising awareness as well as money for voiceless friends. We sincerely hope, in light of recent chaotic events surrounding WPDCMT, that they will be prevented from extending their ‘umbrella’ to offer shelter to any but their very own NTDM.

We are only able to report information as it is made available to us in the public domain. In the spirit of being even-handed we also refer you to Michele Brown’s recent statement on her website: http://chiffonriver.com/?p=1676 

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WPDCMT ( working name seen in the screenshot) was formally registered as a charity with the UK Charities Commission on 8th November 2013. The articles of the limited liability UK company were amended on 5th November 2013 in order to obtain charitable status for tax purposes.

Finally we report that at this time Mr. Peter Egan has not received a public apology for the scurrilous comments directed at him on both Facebook and Twitter under the name of NoToDogMeat.

 We ask that you join us to monitor those who may be exploiting unwary animal lovers.

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Animal ‘Charity’ Dirty Tricks Campaign Part 2


UPDATED 23 September 2013:  For latest news scroll to bottom of this blog.

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You will recall that we reported that NTDM, bloated by their triumphant FB vendetta against their critics, decided to launch a Twitter attack on Peter Egan @PeterEgan6 , a much respected public figure in the UK. Peter Egan is a tireless animal welfare activist and the ambassador for Animals Asia. Why did NTDM launch an attack on Peter Egan? Because he said that he did not support them. Animal ‘Charity’ Dirty Tricks Campaign

Many of us watched with open mouths as the numbers of twitter followers of  @notodogmeat shot up in less than 12 hours from 2k to 7k. Is it possible that they purchased a 5000 twitter followers package? Surely an animal charity wouldn’t misuse donations from their supporters in such a ridiculous fashion? Interesting to note that these thousands of new followers seemed to have nothing to do with animals in their profile. We certainly didn’t see them tweeting in support of NTDM.

NTDM, in a hissy fit, decided to carry their obnoxious campaign against their critics back to their Facebook page.

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Odin Campbell is/was a fake Facebook ID used to troll and frighten critics of NTDM. A very nasty persona indeed who uses his military background in the same threatening way as Mr H. the ‘NTDM campaign manager’ used his police background in FB comments.

Below are the other, now deleted, NTDM Facebook posts from yesterday. Perhaps the celebrated ‘pro bono’ unregistered ‘Barrister’ CEO of NTDM will need to dust off her law books.

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This kind of attack is commonly used by NTDM. They usually complain that they have been hacked or try to blame a nameless volunteer. Well their Twitter account must have been hacked at the same time? They obviously like the ‘ brown envelope’ reference too much to cover their tracks well enough.

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We have noticed recently that this well know FB infamous personality has been vigorously defending NTDM, seems he is friendly with Mr H the campaign manager for NTDM and owner of a Philippine rescue. Some friends an animal ‘charity’ is probably better off not having. Unless of course, you need to intimidate critics.

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On a final note the two women co-founders of NTDM are no slouches themselves when tweeting.

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Update September 22 2013

Just in….. NTDM defend their appalling ‘Facebook Page’ attack on Mr Peter Egan and their threat to set an ex SAS thug onto critics.

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As of the 22 September 2013, and following reactions to this post, the official Facebook Page of Notodogmeat has been disabled. Their twitter account was re-launched today with a thumping 2k loss of followers in spite of a package of 5k recently added . The closure of the FB page may be temporary for ‘house cleaning’ purposes?

CaptureNTDM TWITTERPAGE2 22092013Who are the Admin responsible for the infamous recent posts on the official Notodogmeat FB page? We are no closer to discovering the answer to that question. NTDM management seem uncertain themselves? The UK police are usually indifferent to social media threats of violence and stalking so we are not optimistic about the complaint lodged with them. We do know that this is the person who tweets for them.

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We do know that this person has been part of the management team since the beginning. Observers have believed that she and Ms Brown, with the campaign manager Mr H who posts periodically under his own name,  have admin roles on the official Facebook Page. This screen shot , of an interesting request to the Thailand NTDM Chapter, has just been posted on Twitter. NTDM headquarters requested that Sally is immediately appointed as joint admin and that the Thai Chapter place an order for T Shirts in order to be officially endorsed.

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Before giving your money to the ‘animal charities’ which proliferate the pages of Facebook, perhaps the question to ask yourselves is: would you buy a used car from these people?  Facebook is not in the least interested in monitoring their social media pages. Complaints to FB fall on deaf ears;  the reverse is true…complainants with small FB audiences often find themselves very much at the mercy of bigger Pages. The FB moderators seem to have an inexplicable agenda which has nothing to do with protecting the public from nefarious people who will stop at nothing to part us from our money.

Update 23 September 2013 NTDM re-activates their official Facebook Page.

DID SHE FALL ON HER SWORD OR WAS SHE STABBED IN THE BACK?

Notodogmeat have given up pretending that their FB Page was hacked. In a shocking statement this morning, their CEO is blamed for the threatening and defamatory posts made on their official Facebook Page. They report that she was intoxicated. The statement appears to have been made by somebody to whom English is a second language. There is reference to her Korean counterpart taking control. Interesting, we had no idea that there was a Korean counterpart in the management team of Notodogmeat. Equally interesting, is that they seem to be attempting to ‘sanitize’ their self proclaimed Campaign Manager Mr H by claiming that the CEO, Ms J de C, was the Campaign Manager. The good news is that they state they are no longer a Charity and will not in future ask for donations. There is no word yet on the merchandising side of the organization. For those without a Facebook account we will keep you posted.

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USA you may be pleased to know that Notodogmeat are still active on:

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Notodogmeat-USA/148241555372243

where you will be able to donate or buy merchandise, if you are so inclined.

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All Singing All Dancing Animal Charity Scam? Chapter 2


This new organisation hit the ground running in May 2013. It wants our financial support. We are entitled to ask questions. There is no regulatory body we can ask.

Doubts about the veracity of this new organisation grew when questions about their charitable status remained unanswered. Their goals were overly enthusiastic and their promises unrealistic.  In describing their charity,  information on their status was smothered in rhetoric. An ID number, purporting to be their charity number, was shown in the about section on Facebook and then deleted from the description. It reappeared some time later but as the number of  a UK limited liability company registration. We discovered that this number was for THE WORLD PROTECTION FOR DOGS AND CATS IN THE MEAT TRADE. This recently incorporated company is described as the ‘umbrella’ of NTDM. Donations made through PayPal go to this company.  This means that the company is registered for tax purposes and it protects the owners from liability.  The officers of the company are required to keep day-to-day financial records and to submit accounts for tax purposes annually. Providing they annually declare income and expenditure and duly submit all documents as required under UK law for incorporated companies they are behaving correctly. That does not mean that they cannot spend their income on jetting all over the world and staying in fancy hotels if they so decide. That does not mean that they need to spend a brass farthing on saving cats and dogs. They are not required to send money to help shelters. They now describe themselves predominantly as lobbyists, and as such scorn surprise by donors that their animal rescue contribution is minimal. As their campaign manager says himself, they can do what they want with your money,  “.. BUT LET THIS BE LOUD AND CLEAR FOLKS. You are not donating so YOU decide where our charity spends the money. You are donating so YOU get credit in the bank to decide which dogs live and which dogs dies.” He should know since the money collected by the Thai chapter of NTDM for saving dogs in S Korea  was sent to him in the Philippines, but more of that later!

Once we had established the criteria of the ‘umbrella’ company, we searched in vain for their registration with the UK Charities Commission. We ignored the various references they make to being registered under a French law for associations. They describe it incorrectly as an EU law. Reports of donations given indicated that NTDM had received in excess of the £5000 ceiling exoneration from being required to register with the Charity Commission.  One would expect that a charity asking for peoples money would lay out their stall  for all to see; that questions either on FB or by email would be answered politely and concisely.  The information here we had to find for ourselves, it should not have to be that difficult.

In normal circumstances we might have excused their prevarication, misleading statements and downright rudeness, believing that they were just a bunch of amateurs finding their feet.  What alarmed us  about their apparent incompetence was that they were being led by a Barrister.  It seemed truly incomprehensible that a UK Barrister would not appreciate the need for complete transparency when heading a charity.  We asked pertinent questions on Facebook which gave them yet another opportunity to respond calmly and clearly. Instead they reacted aggressively. Some of us were branded hate mongers. Pages were trolled and were constantly reported to FB for mentioning their name.

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People were trapped into responding to comments made by fake FB identities only to be reported and put into FB ‘jail’ for days. It became very nasty indeed.

By the end of June 2013 the disillusioned Sidney and Melbourne activist chapters of NTDM withdrew their support.  Some of these members, because they could get no satisfactory discourse with the NTDM founders, expressed their dissatisfaction on FB.

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AUSTRALIAN NTDM SUPPORTERS ARE ANGRY THAT NTDM STILL USING THEIR PHOTOS ON FACEBOOK

While questions were being asked on FB about the charitable status of NTDM, their enthusiastic Australian supporters in Sidney & Melbourne were having problems.  Receipts were not forthcoming, questions were not answered, people who asked questions on the official FB page were being blocked and their comments deleted.  Several of them were holding batches of signed petition, which seemed of no interest at all to NTDM.  It was hard work collecting the signatures, and very disappointing that NTDM were only interested in photos of  supporters protesting on the streets wearing their Logo. One person recently reported to still trying to find a home for 1200 signatures gathered.  The Sidney and Melbourne chapters became increasingly uncomfortable with the posts on the NTDM page.

Although by this time dubious, a Sidney woman, who had made substantial donations, nevertheless decided to help organise the Sidney Australia protest against the Yulin dog eating festival under the NTDM banner. The posters this group of street protesters used, paid for themselves, also promoted Du Yufeng of Bo Ai Animal Protection Centre in China. Du is a well known activist and animal rescuer in China. She and her group were campaigning at the Yulin festival, these grass-roots activists bravely campaigned before and during the festival. The decision by the Sidney chapter to include material promoting Du and her group, when protesting, was not received kindly by the CEO of NTDM. Which may be why NTDM issued a misleading statement concerning Du Yufeng.  The response from ‘Hand in Hand with Asia’s Animal Activists’, refuting the misleading statement after being in direct contact with Du, is shown in this capture. Click on the captures to magnify.

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Towards the end of July 2013 word was received that the Thailand chapter of NTDM had withdrawn their support and were demanding the return of the 2,200 US dollars raised by them for the Thailand EVENT. Two members from the Thai chapter, arranged to fly to S. Korea to join Ms Brown, the film maker/journalist and co-founder of NTDM. On arrival in Seoul, and In spite of waiting all day, they were refused a meeting. They had taken with them filming equipment to record, for the Thai chapter members, Ms Brown’s visit to S.Korea; to show their fellow donors how their donations were being spent on saving dogs from the dog meat trade in S.Korea. They had with them additional funds to help with the rescue of dogs from Moran Market. These funds were finally donated by them to CARE, the dog rescue organisation they visited in Seoul.

Left stranded in Seoul, the representatives from the Thai Chapter risked a visit to the notorious Moran Market, and a less dangerous market, to bring back remarkable footage of their experience.  Money had been donated on a fundraiser to send Ms Brown to film at the Moran market.  The video made by Ms Brown caused a minor uproar on Facebook; it was hugely disappointing, whereas the video brought back by the self funded Thai Chapter representatives is excellent. Doubts were expressed as to the authenticity of the ‘rescue’ of two dogs by Ms Brown. Many believe that Ms Brown visited another, less dangerous market, to buy from a pet dog vendor. The Thai  video seems to support this theory, the reaction to them when they tried to buy a meat dog at the Moran Market was very dramatic. Ms Brown on the other hand spent most of the video choosing two out of four dogs, brought to her in a very clean cage by an affable vendor. She petted and stroked the dogs, just as a potential purchaser of a companion animal does and not as somebody buying  to cook it!

 

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Animal ‘Charity’ Dirty Tricks Campaign Part 1


NTDM and their acolytes, to silence their critics, reported them to FB as fake identities. To verify their identities, and to have their accounts reinstated, FB requested private documents as proof of identity. Some of us have refused to do so, since we do not believe that FB should be trusted with such personal information. Others have responded to FB onerous demands but still have not had their accounts reinstated? Animal welfare pages have been stranded since their admin are banned from access. Valuable work on FB for suffering animals has ground to a halt. The people who launched this attack have many false identities but we were all taken down too quickly to protect ourselves from them. We have seen FB comments chortling about their success in removing their critics from FB.
NTDM, bloated by their triumphant FB vendetta,  then decided to launch a Twitter attack on Peter Egan, a much respected public figure in the UK, a tireless animal welfare activist and the ambassador for Animals Asia. Why did they launch an attack on Peter Egan? Because he said that he did not support them. CapturePeterEgan

Peter was impelled to make this statement because NTDM have recently been using an old photo of him on their Facebook page and were heralding him as a supporter.

In a spiteful attempt to smear his reputation NTDM attacked him by erroneously suggesting that he is linked to an individual who had posted a derogatory comment on Facebook.

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Peter Egan has a big following of supporters on Twitter.  They are appalled at this attempt to smear his reputation. People, who up until now had not even known about NTDM, tweeted in protest. Until this much-loved and respected man was attacked in this way by NTDM on Twitter, they had no idea of the depths to which this ‘animal charity’ will sink to cover their traces.  Peter, being the dignified man he is, responded to this vicious attack, He made a simple request.

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When no response was forthcoming, on what had now become a public forum, he asked another simple question. “Who is their CEO and who are their trustees?”

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NTDM refused to answer.

If you would like to read about this on Twitter, please follow the link: https://twitter.com/PeterEgan6

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All Singing All Dancing Animal Charity Scam? Chapter 1


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This sounded amazing. We couldn’t wait to join. Companion animal lovers shelled out their money in enthusiastic support. Tshirts, hoodies and kit was ordered and publicity material was downloaded from the ‘Notodogmeat’ website. Supporters cheerfully paid for the cost of printing, laminating etc. and travelling to protest and raise money. Wow they, these illustrious leaders, actually had their feet in the UK House of Commons. They were endorsed by the ‘International Coalition Against the Cat and Dog Meat Trade’, none of us knew who this important organisation was but it certainly read well. They even had their own, ‘pro bono’ lawyer ( or did they say lawyers)  running the show? It was a bit confusing, but never mind, we were later told that they were taking their movie made by a, ‘leading investigative journalist’ to Cannes  on 18th May 2013. Now that was exciting. We imagined celebs & movie stars coming out in support when viewing this movie accepted at the Cannes film festival,. We were told that ‘Notodogmeat’ was founded by a Julia de Cadenet and Michele Brown (the ‘leading investigative journalist’).

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It was very disquieting to find the above information on Google about Julia de Cadenet! We began to wonder if a person who allegedly attempted to steal an intellectual property could be trusted with donors hard earned cash. Ms de Cadenet, we discovered, was not only the co- founder of, ‘Notodogmeat’  she was also their much quoted, ‘award winning pro bono lawyer’.

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Even more intriguing was that Ms de Cadenet  describes herself as a Barrister. Very difficult to believe that a Barrister would risk their professional status by trying to steal an intellectual property? There it is though.. the accusation is still on the web, with no injunction apparently served to remove the extremely damaging accusation. Mentions of Julia as a Barrister have for the most part recently disappeared.  Although she describes herself as such on the UK petition she created. Image

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Strangely when registering, at approximately the same time, as director of, ‘The World Protection For Dogs And Cats In The Meat Trade’ Julia changes not only her profession (& alters her name) but also her birth-date by many years. Will the real Julia de Cadenet please stand up. By the way, the address shown on both these screen shots are of a virtual office and NOT of her private address or place of work.

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Attempted plagiarism, lying on an official government document, the plot thickened. As the figurehead of, ‘Notodogmeat’ this person was gathering more and more FB supporters willing and eager to supply her with money. Misleading posts went up on the official FB page, only to be quickly removed when queried too closely. It became clear that, ‘Notodogmeat’ had more than Ms Brown & Ms de Cadenet as co-founders. Mr David Merrill is a fellow officer in the UK registered company, ‘The World Protection For Dogs And Cats In The Meat Trade’, the so called ‘umbrella’ for Notodogmeat. We breach no privacy in stating that since that information is freely available on the site http://www.companiesintheuk.co.uk . Mr John Hughes is their self-acknowledged Campaign Manager, and has been so since ‘Notodogmeat’ hit the ground running in March 2013. The much earlier quoted, ‘International Coalition Against the Cat and Dog Meat Trade’ never did exist.

The above information, as it emerged, became very interesting to a number of us. What really alarmed us was when we began to see snide, disparaging remarks made by, ‘Notodogmeat’ leaders and their acolytes. These remarks were directed at discrediting, Soi Dog Foundation, Animals Asia, HSI and the FaceBook Page, ‘Hand in Hand with Asia’s Animal Activists’; AND by inference any other organisation fighting against dogs & cats for human consumption! Soi Dog Foundation seems to be a pet hate of theirs. This is one of them with a fake FB account pretending to be John Dalley of Soi Dog!

 

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The numbers grew of people recognising that something was very wrong with this animal ‘charity’. Credible animal charities distanced themselves and groups of FB members began to investigate further. Donors began to complain that they had been ignored when requesting receipts. Supporters reported that ‘Notodogmeat’ were indifferent to the hard copy petitions they had so tirelessly collected. Questions were raised about their true charitable status and about where donations were going. That is when the, ‘dirty tricks against critics’ campaign started.

Shockingly two notorious, ‘bad lads’ (and their faithful acolytes) of FB animal charity scams, crawled out of their troll caverns to attack the critics of, ‘Notodogmeat’. Were they always part of, ‘Notodogmeat’? Is  ‘Notodogmeat’ in fact one of their many scams? If not, why on earth would they bother to attack so viciously on behalf of an organisation in which they have no financial interest?

In Chapter 2 we will report further on concerns about ‘Notodogmeat’.

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Foul Play & Charity Exploiters : Mrs Yang Delivers Stinging Rebuke.


The reported collusion between Mr Peter Li, employee of the charity ‘Humane Society International’ and the renegade UK charity, known as ‘No To Dog Meat’, to intimidate the elderly Mrs Yang is more than concerning. In spite of the best efforts of Mr Li and the trustees of ‘No To Dog Meat’ to defame Mrs Yang, the bad taste left in the mouth is related to Western charities and fundraisers attempts to exploit the trade in dogs and cats for meat and fur to build their own donor portfolio. Whatever has induced Mr Peter Li to participate in supporting the tinpot UK charity to cheat Mrs Yang of money, donated to alleviate the suffering of her rescues, can only be viewed now as him also colluding with the ressurected alliance between the UK charity head and the bogus FB ‘organisation’ known as,’ IARF’, run by Jon Williamson, convicted Norwich UK petty arsonist, who postures as ‘Dr Jose Depre’.

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We have received a set of audio videos, with subtitles, of Mrs Yang explaining her unpleasant experience with the UK registered charity #1154524 ‘WORLD PROTECTION FOR DOGS AND CATS IN THE MEAT TRADE’ (WPDCMT) AKA ‘No To Dog Meat’ (NTDM) and Mr Peter Li, a China policy specialist for the charity HUMANE SOCIETY INTERNATIONAL.

First recording: Mrs Yang explains how she discovered that the UK charity had raised money in her name. It is believed that the man introduced to Mrs Yang as a Malaysian film maker was the charity trustee Mr Donkers. Why the subterfuge is anybody’s guess. NB the ‘10%’ Mrs Yang declares is all she has received, RMB 84,000, is approximately £8,400GBP.  Mrs Yang has obviously not been informed that the restricted fundraiser mission statement was for purchasing Yulin dogs AND for the upkeep of all her dogs and improvements of premises.

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“Home Sweet Home – Tianjin Common Home”


While being deeply saddened to learn of Mrs Yang’s plight we are not surprised to read the series of blogs from https://charityobserver.wordpress.com about the truly evil smear campaign of Mrs Yang, launched by the management team of UK charity ‘World Protection for Dogs and Cats in the Meat Trade’ AKA ‘No To Dog Meat.

When a Ms Sophie Ling joined the charity’s admin team we hoped that she would have a positive influence on the CEO. Unfortunately Sophie discovered, too late, that the CEO was ‘not for turning’ from her highly questionable behaviour as a charity head. Sophie was forced to resign her volunteer post in protest at the charity CEO tinkering with a restricted fund on Total Giving for Mrs Yang, a rescuer of cats and dogs in China.

Past readers of our blogs will know the unsavoury history of the charity; they will have listened to the two recordings of the conversation, between Ms Julia de Cadenet and an ex NTDM team member, where she is heard ‘promising to destroy’ Peter Egan and Jill Robinson of Animals Asia and threatening to pay to have her ex trustee killed.

While the good news is that Mrs Yang has found new premises to rehome her animals, from the most derelict of her shelters, the evil smear campaign is escalating daily, today we read on twitter a new accusation from a member of the NTDM team that she is a ‘puppy farmer’

As this blog states, “Mrs Yang is being subjected to the most hateful of smear campaigns, she is being called a hoarder, a trader in dogs for meat, an employer of mafia type thugs, a greedy profiteer, and an animal abuser. Little doubt remains that the smear campaign was initiated by the UK registered charity ‘World Protection for Dogs and Cats in the Meat Trade’ AKA ‘No To Dog Meat (NTDM)’ in an attempt to avoid sending Mrs Yang the majority of the £80k+ that was raised for her through an online fundraising platform.”

If you haven’t heard the recordings they can be found on this link: https://whoisnotodogmeat.com/2015/03/31/rebuttal-of-lies-posted-on-a-ripoff-report/ where you will see that Mrs Yang is not the first person to be subjected to a smear campaign by members of the NTDM team and she will not be the last if the charity gets away with these obnoxious tactics to defame Mrs Yang.

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Fantastic news coming out of China……

Photographs obtained this week reveal where Mrs Yang has been spending the funds she has received to date: on a new shelter in Tianjin, China, and it’s looking good!!

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In a major development, photographs have now been released showing the new shelter Mrs Yang has managed to secure for her dogs. Spacious, clean and tidy, the photographs reveal Mrs Yang’s intention to continue to care for the dogs to the best of her ability. Improvements to the shelter are ongoing and should be completed in the next few weeks.

12029561_958621360864330_8567126623706616069_oOver the last few months there have been defamatory reports coming from both China and the West of the poor condition of Mrs Yang’s shelters, although it was well known before the fundraiser that Mrs Yang and some of her rescues were living in a dilapidated tenement complex in Tianjin. Her explanation was that because of her limited resources she put food for her animals…

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Controversy escalates as UK animal charity withholds funds donated to Chinese animal rescuer.


Oh dear, it seems nothing has changed in the smoke and mirrors policy of this UK animal charity since 2013. The charity first appeared on FB in May 2013.Their inauguration was in fact 18th May 2013. They pretended to be registered as a charity in USA and Europe. If you would like to read about the unsavory history of this organisation check out pages on http://whoisnotodogmeat.com

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If you are one of thousands of people aware of the “Dog and Cat Meat Trade” in Asia and beyond, it is likely you have come across the story of Mrs Yang. If not you can read about her in this article published by the Daily Mail on June 18th 2015. Please note that the article contains graphic photographs and video and may be upsetting to some people.

On June 13th 2015 a fundraiser was started to help Mrs Yang, by the No To Dog Meat organisation. Using the Total Giving online fundraising platform, the goal was set for £5,000.00 which was achieved easily by the 14th when an anonymous donor actually gave £5,000.00. The fundraiser steadily increased to the point where tens of thousands of pounds had been raised, and in fact the fundraiser is still open, at the time of writing, for donations.

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The Dirty Tricks Campaign Continues & Another ARA FB Bites the Dust. RIP ‘Onto Dog Team’


RECENTLY REPORTED ON FACEBOOK (copied here with permission from the author of the FB timeline post) :

“Is the FB animal charity working overtime to conceal the latest scandal published about their CEO? Sad to note that the latest casualty in a dirty tricks campaign is the popular and dedicated to animal welfare FB page ‘Onto Dog Team’.

Anybody who has supported or read the Onto Dog Team page knows that the admin give monthly grants from their own pockets to small animal shelters. Worth noting that the OTDT admin have donated personal grants of thousands of dollars in the last year for animals compared to only one grant of 300 euros (raised in an Xmas raffle) given by this now infamous charity purporting to be dedicated to fighting the trade in cats and dogs for meat and fur. So why was this tiny grant not given to rescuers of dogs from the dog meat trade but strangely to a Romanian shelter? Could it possibly be that they requested in return photos of the Romanian beneficiaries wearing their logo t shirts?

OTDT have often lightened our days on FB with their pithy posts and hilarious satirical pics. My all time favorite Onto Dog Team pic is supposed to be me depicted as the phantom hacker (I have foolishly been accused of being) attacking the charity.

ONTO DOG TEAM Satirical Skit of Supposed Hacker Tracked Down In Deepest France

ONTO DOG TEAM Satirical Skit of Supposed Hacker Tracked Down In Deepest France

So yet again a valuable animal advocate page falls foul of offending the ‘not so tender’ sensibilities of Mme CEO and her cohorts, who are quite simply only interested in promoting her personally as a public figure. Shame on the people who are now scrambling to hide the evidence by getting FB pages taken down in the forlorn hope that they will one day bask in the warm glow of her gratuitous glory seeking.

The Onto Dog Team admin were also a guiding light in researching genuine rescues, having been severely financially bitten by the above mentioned charity. We knew that their choices for grants were to be trusted and were encouraged to put our own hands in our pockets for their selected recipient of funds.The animal welfare community have sadly lost a genuine animal advocate FB page.”

Was this Pic Skit a prediction from ONTO DOG TEAM?

Was this Pic Skit a prediction from ONTO DOG TEAM?

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BOKDAYS Film Exposed – a Cautionary Tale


As the author of this blog remarks, “..So when you’re looking to get involved with a legitimate animal welfare organization, make sure to do your homework about them and research them thoroughly. There are a lot of people out there who aren’t what they seem.” Ex-trustee and ex-director of a UK animal charity exposes how she was duped by Mme CEO, who also (according to this account of events) set about to deliberately dupe others. Some background to the, now registered, animal charity can be found on http://animalbuddy.org/2013/09/12/all-singing-all-dancing-animal-charity-scam-chapter-1/

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Ten tips to help identify whether social networking groups, pages or individuals posting are legitimate and really animal welfare focused.


Recently, thanks to alerts fom vigilant observers, caught out some fundraising scammers using an old image from the net. Mind you $800 raised before they cut and ran.

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In a previous blog http://bronwizview.wordpress.com/2014/01/01/animal-welfare-hoaxing-the-role-of-social-media-and-the-impacts-on-those-involved/ I described a recent animal welfare scam. Hoaxes such as this one are worryingly common.

The following ten tips mean that some time and a little detective work is required but in the long run it may prevent even more of your time being wasted, as well as energy, emotions and even money, on what are false claims, scams and hoaxes.

I would suggest that we all have a responsibility that, before sharing posts and information on social media sites, we check what we are distributing is accurate, true and authentic.  If we do not take control of what we share we, at the very least, cause annoyance and concern to our friends and acquaintances.  At the worst the welfare agencies, who are already overwhelmed with cases and reports, can spend significant time and energy responding to high levels of calls and reports which takes…

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Animal Welfare Hoaxing – the role of social media and the impacts on those involved


The issues surrounding unregulated fund-raising on social media are complicated and not simple to address. We appreciate that in certain situations, such as wildly fluctuating income, registering as a charity may not be feasible. In the UK, for example, to register with the UK Charities Commission a platform of £5000 p.a. in received donations needs to be attained.. However, it does need to be accepted by unregistered charities and individuals fund-raising, due to many scams feeding off the backs of animal lovers, that suspicions are easily aroused and the onus falls on them to be completely transparent in their dealings with the public. Many social media fund-raiser donations are paid via PayPal where there is no evidence of the amounts raised and absolutely no accountability if running totals are not published by the people asking for money. Surely the first duty to donors is to publish these figures frequently on fund-raising FB pages with evidence of expenditure? When people asking for donations choose to ignore good and courteous practice it is impossible to discern if it is because of gross arrogance, laziness or downright attempts to con.

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During the Christmas period I have had more time to scan various forms of social media for some of the things that interest me, including animal welfare. Over the past week, I have watched as a completely bizarre situation has played out which has demonstrated, not only the power of social media, but the risks of this power, especially when it is combined with emotive subjects such as animals being at risk of harm and ill treatment.

Being interestedi in animals and their impact on human mental health, including animal hoarding and rescuing I am concerned that a new abuse of both animals and people concerned for their welfare is developing through the form of social media.

One social media animal welfare hoax

Before Christmas a new page suddenly appeared on Facebook for a group purporting to be involved in reuniting lost equines and their owners. The focus quickly changed…

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