Hash tag experiment


First of all, please keep images of your pets coming in with the black-listed message (see below).


The full release of the register is imminent and we want to make it a massive deal of it.







We want the very name of it to send a shiver up the spine of cowardly abusers everywhere. We want the public to be aware of the feature and to engage with it and use it.






We don’t get much in the way of public donations, so we are trying our very best to do things that have no or little cost attached. These pictures are a good example of that.











Here’s another one that’s even easier. We want to try an experiment using a hashtag.



All it takes to get momentum with it is for a growing number of people to use it any time they post or write on social media. Get into the habit of doing it like you would a full stop.






Please try to get into the habit of putting that in your social media posts. By all means put a post it note on your laptop to remind you to keep doing it.




The value of it is this – when a sufficient number of people do it, it creates a hyperlink and anyone that clicks the hyperlink is looped back to any news involving the register.




Its free to do and its easy to do. It also has practical value. Start doing it today and encourage others to do so. Make particular use of it if you post on any news sites, comments sections, anywhere.




Just keep doing it and doing it and, with a bit of luck and a lot of effort it will start to work its magic.




We basically have two choices if we want to aggressively keep promoting the register as it should be in the next 12 months. We either pay to hire and do things to promote its name to the public and press. Or we do things like this that are free and easy.




Since we don’t get a regular stream of donations, we’re trying to be resourceful and use means that have little or no cost attached. However, even with no cost attached it still takes people to do the thing.




Pets cant take part on your behalf. They cant make their own defence. You have to do it.



Have a good weekend


Keep your pets in the fight








Keep sending these images as they will not date. My plan is to aggressively push the database into the public domain so much that inside of one year every newspaper editor, every animal rescue and a huge number of people know about it.



I’ve not even really started in earnest yet since we are working through the gruelling task of putting the data in for hundreds of cases. We only had one guy doing it but it now seems we have someone else to provide assistance to him.




I’m just treading water with little ideas like asking you guys for these images, until such a time they give me the green light and tell me that sufficient cases have been put up to make it go live and that all systems have been tested for glitches.




Sending in photos of your pets with these signs is a very easy and free way for us to get the word out on social media, and we can use them over and over.




Why not send one in and then make it your own cover pic for a month? Anytime you post anywhere people will see the image and they’ll go check out the register.




Again, this is a very easy, free but effective thing that all of you can do and the more people who did it the better it always is.











Operation Crufts..?


In case you missed it yesterday, just a reminder that I’ve thrown out the idea of getting some people within distance of Brum to attend Crufts in March. You can read more as to the why, where and how in this link;





Read it through. As I’ve said in the link, if a reasonable number of people wanted to do it then I’d even consider doing something outside of the venue or near it to add another layer to the situation.



It would probably be worth doing it with a dozen people so long as they secured good seats and, of course, so long as could provide sweat shirts with our black-listed name on one side and OF on the other.



It was shown on C4 and livestreamed to You Tube last year so there would be a fair bit of potential in doing it.



If there was really good interest I’d possibly consider hiring something and having it positioned outside the venue or somewhere very near.




Its irrelevant if you like crufts or not. What matters is that its the Worlds most recognised dog show with media coverage. To have a presence of some sort can only be a winner.




If you can see the potential in it and think you can get there on the dates in the link then please let us know via PM or e mail. There aren’t many things we can tie into that are so specifically relevant and this is probably one of them.




Lost for words.


There are some actions that are just so utterly sick and disgusting that I don’t even know what to accurately call them.


There are two examples below, but such individuals are just so obviously twisted that what they do doesn’t really seem to truly fit any of the usual categories.





The first one is called Joshua Christie. You can read all about him and his actions here;




And also here;





His FB page was live last night.


It has since vanished.



However, before it did vanish there were photo’s of himself with what seems to be a g/f. I only hope its an ex g/f since you’d have to seriously quiz the morality of any women that would stand by that filth.



There is something about Christie that reminds me a lot of Levi Bellfield. Google him and make up your own mind.





Another truly disgusting boot is Suzy Cairns.






Again, so truly sick are her actions that there probably isn’t a category that properly encapsulates them all.


You can read about it for yourself here;





You’d think the shame of something like that breaking and becoming a tabloid news story would have you heading for the nearest tall bridge to jump off. However, I guess if they were capable of feelings like shame then they’d never be so degraded to start with.



Thanks for reading.



If you want to assist Operation Frankish in the work we do and would like to do then we’re always happy to hear from you.



You might have some sort of skill or talent for something that could be useful.



You might just want to donate so that we can go on building things like the register and taking the fight to the problem in new ways. Thanks to the fella that sent in £25 today while I’m at it.

Are you free between March 8th-11th?




Are you within distance of Birmingham and free between the 8th and 11th of March?



Would you like to do something that will serve to get the pet abuse register known across the country?



I’m looking to measure the genuine interest that there might be in people attending this years Crufts – to be held at the NEC on those dates.



Last year it was on C4 and live streamed back to a large You Tube audience.



If there was sufficient sincere interest then we’d get special black-listed sweatshirts, t-shirts or hats for you to wear. Depending on numbers and where they sit, there’s a great chance it would get picked up on camera and seen by many. Not to mention that it would also be seen by everyone that attends.



All you’d need do is attend and wear some merch.


We can stretch to paying for the merch unless it got to silly numbers.






The programme is as follows;


Day 1 – Thursday, March 8 – Working and pastoral breeds


Day 2 – Friday, March 9 – Terrier and hound breeds


Day 3 – Saturday, March 10 – Toy and utility breeds


Day 4 – Sunday, March 11 – Gundog breeds and Best In Show




Each day runs from 8.15am to 6.30pm, though Best In Show is from 4.45pm to 9pm Each day also features an Obedience Ring starting at 8.15am.



Tickets are priced from £16.20 to £19.44 over the four days, with tickets to the Obedience Ring are priced at £12, and the Best in Show ranges from £19 to £26.


(See link)





If there was reasonable interest in doing this then I’d even consider organising something to happen on the outside as well.

Moving ahead





We are going to produce a short video promotion for the pet abuse register.



We are fortunate to have made a contact in London who owns a company that hire out vehicles for promo’s for all manner of reasons.








I have spoken to him today and he is happy to let us use these in the promotion as well as film the promotion – no cost. That saves several hundred pounds. We are going to use his police cars and since they are London based it will be filmed down there.






The only cost will be for us to make and print stickers to cover the word ‘police’. We cannot legally drive these around unless that is obscured by our own promotion – the black-listed.info name and our logo.







I don’t know what the cost of having the stickers made and put on is yet since I’ve only just spoken to him after the holidays.



However, if you’d like to chip in and help out with this part then its always appreciated. All donations can be sent via paypal to – operationfrankish@gmail.com





On the same note, here are a selection of your pets sent to us today. Keep these coming in as its an easy and free way for us to promote the register and get the word out.


You can e-mail them to us – same as above.




The missing dog and the ‘end of the World’


A bit of a confused and disturbing message hit our in box on our affiliate FB page – Black-listed.



I wont publish it or the girls name here. What I can tell you is that this girl made some fairly serious allegations about her (ex) boyfriend.



Her own dog seems to have vanished just before Christmas. She appears to believe that he is directly involved.







She also raised concerns over a dog that he himself owns – but she was not specific as to what those concerns were.



She said a few other things about her ex which, if taken at face value, would make him a guy of very questionable character (to say the least).




Obviously we only have one side of the story and, by her own admission, allegations with a lack of proof. However, it does seem genuine that her dog vanished and since she put up a reward for its return, I guess that part is valid.




We naturally advised her to make a formal complaint to the police if she believes a crime has been committed. That should always be your first port of call in a situation like this.



The state only afford the powers of full investigation and arrest to the police. Some of those powers are devolved to bodies like the RSPCA, but if the allegation involves a possible crime, then you need to take that to the police and their affiliates.




Even then you are definitely going to need some sort of evidence to back your allegation. The allegation needs some level of substance behind it or the police and RSPCA wont have anything to investigate.




In this particular case it seems that there were a missing dog and an ex boyfriend who allegedly has ‘issues’. Its not a lot for the police to go on, they obviously don’t treat a report of a missing dog as they would a missing kid.




As far as the dog he owns goes? Again, she’d need some sort of evidence to further support her concerns for that dog, she’d need proof of a crime.





I cant disbelieve nor believe someone when they contact us with a pretty bizarre message like that. Without evidence to substantiate the claims, we’ve no way of knowing if the allegations are pure truth or perhaps the total guesswork of an ex.




The police will say the same thing, although you might be able to persuade them to pay a visit and ask a few questions.



Sometimes the person will confess, sometimes they wont. It entirely depends on the person and circumstances. Sometimes the person will end up admitting it to another person and that person eventually blows the whistle.




But the bottom line is this – you cannot charge someone with animal cruelty or killing an animal unless there is an animal to be physically seen.




Unless the dog is found and examined then it remains a missing dog. There is a feature in law by which one can be charged with murder in the absence of a body. But that’s murder and even then its quite a controversial nuance of law.




For our own records we did ask the name of this ex. We got that. We also asked for the social media details. At the time of publication we still await that.








The End of the F***ing World



I don’t watch or even have a TV. I only take an interest in it from an abstract perspective – I like to see what sort of material is being pumped out for public consumption.



And that’s how this self described ‘black comedy’, The End of the F***ing World, came to my attention.




I’m good with television using their reach and budget to create works that touch on controversial and ugly subjects.



I’m not big on media or Internet censorship. However, I’m not really sure if the subject matter of this production can ever be made comedic, and I’m not really down with portraying the principal character as a sort of protagonist.



This seems to be aimed at a pretty young audience.


Here’s an extract from Wiki;



The End of the F***ing World is a British absurdist black comedy-drama television series, based on the comic series The End of the Fucking World by Charles S. Forsman. The eight-part series premiered on Channel 4 and All 4 in the United Kingdom on 24 October 2017 and was exclusively released by Netflix internationally on January 5, 2018.


The series jointly follows James, a 17-year-old who is believably psychopathic, and Alyssa, a rebellious classmate who sees in James a chance to escape from her tumultuous home life.



James is a 17-year-old who believes he is a psychopath, regularly killing animals as a hobby but has become bored of it. After acquainting himself with Alyssa, a 17-year-old rebellious fellow schoolmate, he decides to murder her while they both embark on a road trip.







I’m not doubting that the production values might be excellent, which is why its been acclaimed among media people. However, knowing the true nature of individuals like this, it doesn’t sit well with me to portray them in this sort of ‘cool’ light.






And finally…



The pet loving public wanted a register for pet abusers. We’ve made one. We like people to be participatory so we asked people to just take a photo of their dog or cat with the same message as one we put up as an example.



The obvious point to it is that by getting a big number of them sent in, we upload them, people share them, others see the site url and within a few months many many people know about it.




Its the easiest way in the World for anyone to do something, since A) There is no cost and B) There is barely any effort.





We’ve had the grand total of about four. Not four thousand or four hundred. Literally four.




Four from two posts which put together reached a good 3,000 people.




It appears that even when you make something easy AND free it still isn’t sufficient to stir people. Not even if by doing so it raises awareness of the register.





We’ve built the thing and we have one guy tediously putting in all the cases that we have. We’re not doing this for fun and games, we’re not doing it for us, so maybe it would be cool if people could do something to motivate the team a bit.



We’ll be going live with this register this month and we want to put out scores of these images. Not four or five.

Dog Army




The main focus of Operation Frankish is going to be the promotion and on going improvement of our pet abuse register/database.



Its built. Its done. All that’s happening now is the historical cases are being put on manually – one at a time.



We have hundreds of cases to put on and one person doing it, so you can see how labour intensive that is.



At one time our big goal was to see a substantial increase to the max sentences that could be given. But since the Bill has been written and since this change appears to be imminent, there wasn’t a whole lot of point in our continuing to lobby for that which seems to be getting granted.



I am going to keep a close eye on that of course. I want to see it being enshrined into law, I want Scotland to follow suit and I want the first few examples of the most extreme offenders to be seen to get something close to the new maximum. We will have to wait and see.




Once magistrates and judges are given these new powers the best way to ensure that they use them is to keep these issues in the public eye and in the press.



We drew in good and repeated press coverage in 2016 and again in 2017.



This did absolutely no harm at all when it came to building pressure on Government to increase sentences. It also caused the brothers havoc any time something broke.



Whether or not we can do that again in 2018 remains to be seen. The press are a business. They are in the news business.



If you want press then you have two choices. Either you pay them tons of money to advertise in their publications. Or you become the news.




We have never once paid to advertise in any publication. Any time we appeared in 2016 and 2017 it was organic – it was down to the fact that what we did was considered news worthy.




I’d like to think we can repeat this in 2018, but it will really hinge on the usual – man power and resources.




If you only have one or two hands on people and one gets tied up with a task like data inputting then it obviously becomes a problem to do multiple things at once.




Its also the core OF team that fund most of what we do, so with the register due for release, its a case of my thinking how best to stretch what resources we do have.




There are small, free and effective ways that can be used to get the message out about the register.




People have been sending these images in of their dogs with a sign in front of them. It simply states the pets name and then ‘supports black-listed.info’







Please send us lots of these. They will never date, we can use them again and again and its a free way for us to push the existence of the register out there.




If you have friends and family with dogs, then get them involved as well.




If you belong to dog groups – ditto.



We cant get enough of these as they have a definite and timeless purpose.





E mail them to us at Operationfrankish@gmail.com



Our animal abuse register/database will be fully complete and operational this month. Filled with hundreds of historical cases, easy search features and full public access, we believe this will be a vital tool.


Get your dog or cat involved in helping to spread the word. Just copy this example here;







Send them to us – operationfrankish@gmail.com



We get mail and messages sent to us, more often than not its links to the latest story or something.


From time to time we get mail which is pretty uplifting to read.



Here’s an example of such a thing, it dropped into our e mail today. Its obviously written to the public at large rather than me personally, so I’ll run it here.









‘Funny how such a small think as a dog can change your life. They bring us love and affection, and get us out exercising and (in the case of my own dog), socialising with others. But they can do much more. Think back to when you first heard about Baby the Bulldog, or worse, you saw the video. How much did that stir the emotion in you?



Was it the actions of the Frankish Brothers and their intense cruelty and evil, or was it by contrast the bravery of the dog that impacted you most? For me, it was the latter that struck me most. Baby was frightened, in agony, but never fought back. She just endured, with dignity and until death. We probably only saw a fraction of what she suffered.



For some of us, that video changed our lives. It also brought out the determination and commitment, to actually do something about it. I read that story over a year after it was first published. It was a call to action; thank God that others had already built an organisation that sought to change the law, and to bring attention to the suffering of man’s best friend. Just look at that campaigning; when did you ever see a banner tied behind a plane for anything, let alone for the suffering of a little dog trapped with those hell boys?




Steve and the Op FRANKISH Team were stirred. A small band of brothers and sisters, they have kept going well beyond the tiny time span that usually accompanies our anger or emotion. I guess that through that little dog, they discovered reserves of grit, courage and determination that otherwise, may have never seen the light of day in our modern comfy world.



They keep going, seeking change and justice in an ever-crueller society. They do it on their own mainly, with the odd person (like me) lazily chipping in where they can occasionally.



Let’s not leave it all to Steve and the team. Please chip in your time, your energy, and if you can’t do that, a few quid. It’s not just the money; it’s the endorsement. It’s New year. Make it a resolution’.



Stuff Which Gets Asked Gets Answered




People often make good points or ask good questions that get lost in a sea of FB comments. Or they get asked on the comments section of our blog and I forget to read it. Or they may get e mailed into us.


From time to time I’ll sort of go around, mop up the most up to date points – and then lay out my answers.



Its the easiest way to cover a lot of things in one go.





Q) How high of a risk do you think there is of either brother violating their life time ban and getting a dog or pet?




A) Not high. There is zero evidence to suggest that either of them have violated the ban in the past year or so. If they had I feel sure that we’d know about it. Ordinarily and according to others I’ve spoke to who work in these circles – the risk would be high.



But they’ve had so much light shone on them and they know they are watched that its made them into a bit of an exception.



That may not last forever though. The risk could go from being very low to quite high as and when they felt enough daylight and time had been put between them and their actions.



If we were to take all our eyes and ears off them and never again mention them? Then their risk would naturally increase I suppose. That’s logical.






Q) Do you think surveillance is then the key to ensuring that the most extreme offenders like that don’t get more dogs and pets?





A) I think locking them up and for a long time is the key since people like that then aren’t a problem.


But those who are at large? Sure, surveillance or hyper awareness is very much key. It doesn’t take a genius in psychology to understand that if you’re being watched constantly then you are less likely to do a given thing.



Especially if you’re being watched by something you’re a bit wary of. Naturally you cannot possibly do this with all of them though.



Not even all of British Intelligence can properly monitor the thousands of known Jihadi extremists that live here. That demonstrates how big of a task it would be to deploy surveillance tactics like these on every case that appeared deserving.





Q) The full database launch in the New Year will achieve that to a large extent though, how many cases will be on it and how do you hope to ensure more and more people know it exists?




A) Yes, it has the potential to be a huge hammer. We have literally hundreds of cases going on it. People have only seen a holding page since we promoted the concept in the press in October. In 2018 that it will go from a holding page to a full on live database.



There will be other features on it, such as media links and so on. As to how we’ll promote it, I aim to achieve that through a combination of short videos, poster campaigns and public promo’s. I’ve seen the previews of it. I think people will enjoy the lay out and all the features.







Q) The Robert Koch case was stomach turning stuff. Why do you think someone with his supposed level of intelligence and maturity would go out and buy more dogs while under investigation and warning from the RSPCA?




A) My very best educated guess is that Robert Koch has that same sense of invicibility that exists in a lot of sadistic sociopaths. Simply put – he has such an elevated view of himself and believes himself to be so clever that he thought he could defy the investigators and the warning.






Q) Its a fact that for a number of weeks now he knows about OF. If he were reading this what would you have to say to him?




A) Make sure you stick to your life time pan and we’re not the RSPCA.






Q) How high a risk do you consider him to violate his ban?



A) Koch seems very weak to me. I doubt he enjoyed his stay in prison. So the first thing would be, how much does he not want to go back there again?



He has this background and veneer of ‘respectability’ that must have taken a big shake once already. He probably believes that he can rebuild his game and be perceived as he was before everyone knew what he had done.



Now that we know all about Mr Koch he would be a fool to defy his ban. No one enjoys being Frankished.







Q) What do you think of women and girls who go out with and have children with those they know to have committed such actions?




A) I think there is fundamentally something wrong with any man or women that would choose to have an intimate relationship with anyone capable of doing things like that.


Its obviously asking for trouble, and if you have children with them then its extremely irresponsible since you are condemning that kid to a horrible life.


In my experience the girls/women that prop up these ‘men’ are generally disgusting. Thick, entitled, screeching. That’s what they tend to be like.



Only when the individual eventually turns on them personally do they really tend to express any true emotion – self pity. If you realise someone is like that? Get rid.






Q) If challenged by another guy how do you think most of these abusers would react?



A) Well, the answer really lies in their choice of victims. They choose victims that have absolutely no chance of winning.


They avoid anyone or anything that does.


If challenged directly they would run or call the police (even inventing threats if they needed to).


They are ultimately cowards. They are capable of violence, but it has to be in their comfort zone of violence.


With that being said, they are also unpredictable. And they have a clearly stunted ability to control an impulse. So while that kind are cowards I’d generally advise caution around such people.






Q) How long do you think you’ll keep OF going?



A) Not sure. Its open ended really and depends entirely on whether or not I think we still have a role to play.







Q) Do you think that all rescue centres and even breeders should know about your register?



A) Of course. I’d say that its absolutely vital that they do. There are ways we could aim something at them specifically. We could make and then promote the hell out of a short video for example.





A 2018 Promo And Your Ideas


I was speaking with Andrew and the guys doing our database just before Christmas day.


All that appears left to do with it is drop all the historical cases we have into it. We have several hundred.



I’ve said to the team that as soon as we have the data up then I will move to do a public promotion with a view to it getting press.



Its just a laborious and time consuming thing to do, logging hundreds of cases.




I’ve not yet decided by what means we’d try to push this back into the public domain again, but push it we must.




Its existence is obviously of practical use, but the knowing about it reaches two very different audiences. It reaches the general public, which is good. But word also reaches those who are abusers – and that is very good.




With very very few exceptions, those caught and convicted of such things generally don’t want to get caught and they usually just want people to forget them.





They recoil at the very idea of being permanently on a private register which the public can access online. Its key to do things which have the potential to get it into the press (again) as it sends out a subtle warning to abusers while informing the public of the facility.




Since I haven’t yet many any decision on how best to promote this with the principal aim of getting press, I thought I’d throw the question out there to you.




What would you favour doing that you believe would be practical, affordable and would be seen as news worthy?







I’m absolutely open to ideas and suggestions when it comes to this side of things.



If one were to leap out that we haven’t previously thought of or considered – great.




You can just put your idea(s) in the comments section of this site or FB. I have one or two of my own, but there must be plenty of creative and imaginative people who read our work – it would be quite cool to get a few ideas for a change.



It could be something you once saw and caught your eye, something you feel we could adapt and use. Its up to you. I just want to hear some of your ideas. If a really good one sticks out and its viable – of course I’d consider doing it.







Dead Horse Flogged?



I know I’m flogging the proverbial dead horse here but it would be great if in the new year I could count on one or two regular writers for this site. Even if a lot of people look at the headline and move on, some do not. Many do read the content and are informed by it.



There are times when a post written here and released onto FB has reached many thousands of people. Since we cannot obviously afford to do press worthy promotions all the day, its key to have regular written or video content.



I have written all of it since the start, with the very rare exception. I’d very much enjoy getting content from those with an interest in the cause and with something of value to say.






It could be a research style and data driven piece, an opinion piece, or a piece written from the perspective of someone that works in a field such as behavioural psychology. Not only would I enjoy reading the work and content of others, I’m sure general readers would appreciate it as well. I’m pretty much seeking two regular writers who can submit a piece per week.




If you are that person(s) then e mail me at – operationfrankish@gmail.com










Das Experiment



We’ve all read the story. Someone does something bad in public and everyone online claims that had it been them they’d have acted differently.



In 2018 we’d like to conduct our own little social experiment. There are a few social experiments done in which animal cruelty is the selected trigger – but they all appear to be US orientated.



I think it would be interesting and timely to do a specifically British one. We could push and promote the finished results onto social media – even send it into the press.



If getting stuck into something like that floats your boat – e-mail us.








The 2.18 Challenge



So it’ll be 2018 in a couple of days. Happy new year needs to be more than words. It can be a happy new year if justice is done more often and to more offenders.


Yes its good that the bill to raise the maximum has been drawn up. Yes its very good to see a ten fold increase in what that maximum is.


Its also good that a commitment has been made to come down hard on illegal puppy breeders, albeit that’s not specifically our field.


And it was also good that the idea the Government had voted against animal sentience turned out to be wrong. They just didn’t.



But….this is politics and the judiciary we’re speaking about and only a fool would now fully trust them to make good on all that they promise.



We cannot assume that hand wringing ultra liberal minded magistrates will use their new powers – at least not without a continual push to ensure they get the idea that its preferable that they do.



Is it possible to get many more of them in the zone where they do use their pending new powers more often – at least against those most deserving? Yes.



But that will be shaped largely by visible public opinion. In short – if there’s no fuss and if there’s nothing public happening to draw attention to things, then magistrates will find it easier to cuck out when it comes to making the big calls.




We have a good few thousand subbed to our page, and, as mentioned, a post on our social media can often reach many thousands of people.



I’m calling this the 2.18 challenge, since my challenge to them is to simply send us £2.18 via paypal. Its a number play on it being 2018, but I didn’t think many people would be down with giving up £2018!



We’ll use whatever we get toward doing our first big promo of the new year.


Paypal is…



Top Ten Realities of Running a Movement Like OF


It pleases me to see such a growth in anti grooming groups in the UK. I think the majority of them have good intentions and its heartening to see that there are people who give up their time and take risks to run those groups.



There are not so many groups and movements who do what we specifically do.




We’re part pressure group who will do PR promotions in order to draw attention to the issues. We’re part community awareness by way of having people on the ground that can flyer any given town about any given abuser at any given moment.








Having spent nearly two years closely examining some of the most extreme offenders, there is no doubt in my mind that the individuals we were designed to expose and draw attention to are every bit as much of a risk as child groomers online.



The individuals we look at are so twisted and sadistic that there is no question at all that they would be an extreme danger to minors – as well.






There is most likely cross over between sexual predators and some of the cases and individuals we have looked at.





Keep in mind that people like Robert Koch or Frankish aren’t just these one dimensional figures who should only be seen in the context of their actions toward animals. Instead you need to view them in their totality – they are unquestionably sociopathic and sadistic. By nature.










Thus it would follow that their sexual pathology would in of itself be inevitably twisted and probably illegal if actualised in any form.




I would be curious to think what our readers might guess the sexual pathology of a Koch or a Frankish to be like. Would you agree with me that its almost certainly likely to be deeply disturbing and probably criminal?





There’s a very good reason why I’d always place the most focus on one or two cases like a Frankish or Koch.




Their actions, the pre meditation, the specifics of them, their entire modus operandi – it most obviously points to individuals who are so deranged and sociopathic that they’d think nothing of inflicting harm and even death upon a vulnerable person.





Why would they demonstrate empathy and decency toward a vulnerable person when everything about their nature lacks empathy and decency?






When I think about a Frankish or Koch I don’t just see animal abusers there – I see individuals who have the high potential to be a serial rapist or child killer. I say potential, but for all we know ……




Not everyone that cops a conviction under the animal welfare act falls into their category. Thankfully.




There are many cases where people get convicted for failing to get veterinary treatment fast enough, but there was no wilful act of cruelty or any evidence of any sadistic beatings. Those kinds of people aren’t a danger in the way that a Koch or a Frankish are.





I would say that cases like Frankish and Koch make up the smallest % of cases BUT they are the most deserving of not only incarceration but hyper monitoring by the public.






There are lots of people who like what we do and have done and maybe at some point there will be even more organisations that do these things just as we’ve seen a growth in anti grooming groups.








My top ten realities of running something like OF would be as follows below (in no special order).




I know from some of those who run anti grooming movements that they would probably mirror most of these realities.



See them as things to consider if ever you’re thinking about putting something into practice in this sort of way.



I’ve had to just learn as I went since there wasn’t anything I could directly replicate. But now that I have learned and now that we have a good body of work behind us – I can share some of these aspects here.




If they help or make it easier for someone to do something similar in the future then that’s great.









1) Don’t assume that public anger is the same as public action. Its definitely not. People get angry about stuff all the time. People don’t get active about things nearly as much. Anger is just the expression of an emotion. Takes no effort or commitment. Action does.





2) Like it or not you’ll need press coverage. While social media presence has its place, its still coverage in the general press that you are going to need. Its still how people subconsciously validate something.






3) Don’t assume that newspaper editors will just run something from the goodness of their heart. They may on occasion give some coverage to something twee happening in their locale. But if you want press, if you want them calling you and you want them e mailing you – then you need to create news.






4) You’ll need resources. Without resources you will go nowhere and do little. How you get them is another matter – but you will need them.





5) Don’t assume others will be as passionate as you are about the given issue. Whether its exposing deranged psychos or hunting down the groomers, the truth is that most wont be as passionate about it as you might be.



This will confuse you at first and you’ll wonder “how everyone isn’t able to see the threat”. You might even get a bit frustrated by it.




To save you going through that phase just start out with what I said – don’t assume that people care as you do.


The sad reality is that all too many don’t really care about what psychos, abusers, groomers and terrorists might be living free.



Even if your intentions are good, don’t waste too much time and effort trying to totally transform people whose default position is lethargy. It takes too much effort for too little reward.



My advice is to place your focus on those who do demonstrate some measure of willing.





6) Do public events and try to be a bit different and OTT. The press like to see things. The public like to see things. Social media loves to see things. Go forth and do things!






7) Its not for everyone. I wouldn’t recommend that just anyone and everyone (even with good intent) goes off and starts an anti grooming group or an OF style movement.







The subject matter and the people you will be dealing with are the lowest of the low. Being active in and around that type of environment isn’t everyone’s cup of tea. Do it long enough and it will change you as a person in some subtle ways. These are not necessarily always ways you’ll enjoy.




Be prepared to get dragged down at times and be prepared to have to drag yourself back up. And if you’re not able to watch the most extreme bit of evidence out there then I definitely wouldn’t recommend getting into this directly. I say that purely for your own benefit.





8) Try to research into your subject and write about it. Publish your works on the Internet. When writing try to offer solutions and ideas.









9) Don’t assume that most or all offers of help materialise into anything. You’ll always get people who step up full of beans but when it comes down to it they may not deliver. That’s just what happens when you are mainly relying on goodwill and volunteerism.






10) Be prepared to put in long hours doing things that are sometimes just boring but need done to make a given thing happen.



And don’t think you’ll freely be able to talk about what you do among everyone you meet. For one thing the subject matter isn’t for everyone. Secondly, when you run something like this or an anti grooming gang, its an odd thing to explain to someone without them thinking its some sort of Mafia. Its not like saying ‘Hey, I volunteer at a rescue centre feeding puppies’. All sweetness and light.