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.

Animal Realities

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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