Statement

 

In this life there are three kinds of people. The largest mass are neither especially virtuous nor especially malevolent. They probably make up 80% of a society. Then you have 10% who are utter scumbags. And then you have around 10% who are a blessing to our nation and a major loss when they pass on.

 

 

 

We lost one of the top 10% of people in society when we lost Ciss. You could take the 10% of scum that I mentioned and collectively they would not be worth one fingernail on her hand.

 

 

 

I’ve felt in ‘limbo’ since she passed away. Her funeral is on Thursday.

 

 

 

Ciss was a big fan of OF and the RNLI. We are currently exploring setting up a RNLI based tribute in her name to honour her.

 

 

 

I haven’t been active on here since I didn’t feel it was appropriate to just launch straight in. One of the lads in our team is always badgering me to take a week or two off. He says it well intended of course, he’s bemused that I am able to just keep going and going like a machine.

 

 

 

So. I took his advice and took the last week or two off. Sort of.

 

 

He probably hoped I’d spend it ‘relaxing’. He’ll probably have his head in his hands when he realises I spent the last two weeks doing a root and branch study of anti grooming groups in the UK with a view to seeing if there is anything I can take and adapt from their methods. I watched hours and hours of live ‘stings’ from dozens of groups across the UK.

 

 

Most of what they do couldn’t be adapted to our own cause.

 

 

They target sexual perverts who get trapped by meeting a decoy. Obviously we cannot do a direct lift of that tactic.

 

 

 

However, I did have a brainwave by the end of it. There is one way we could use an adaptation of some of their methods and it only occurred to me last night. I’ll go into it more in the next two weeks. I’ll say this much. As things stand pet banning orders are weak. Its time to put them on steroids. And we will since I have the start of a plan to do just that.

 

 

 

You can still PM us on Facebook and you can still e mail us at our usual e-mail. We might just not answer very quickly right now. I do still dip into both from time to time though.

 

 

 

Please don’t send any donations to the paypal for now. Ciss was the treasurer and she controlled that. We will have a solution and a fix in the fullness of time.

 

 

 

Make a point of visiting and sharing our register/database.

 

 

The link is here;

https://tinyurl.com/y78l6l7h

 

 

 

And the FB page to prop that up is here;

https://tinyurl.com/yd2hpl8p

 

 

 

You’re also going to see something visual and impressive in relation to promoting that register very soon.

 

Thanks for reading

 

ciss4

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Priscilla Ciss Powell – 20/8/49 – 1/2/18

 

 

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We were all deal a terrible and cruel blow last week with the news that an amazing women had been taken from us.

 

 

Ciss had a massive heart attack last week and died on the 1st of February.

 

 

 

It was Operation Frankish that brought Ciss into my life and I grew to have a great deal of affection for her.

 

 

Ciss was my sort of person – she did what needed to be done and with the minimum of fuss.

 

 

She had a belief in me as a person and in OF as a movement that has left a yawning gap.

 

 

I have spoken with her husband and one of her children and they both tell me that what Ciss would have wanted more than anything would be for Operation Frankish to keep fighting the fights that she loved us fighting.

 

 

 

Ciss told me more than once that OF meant everything to her. And I knew she really meant it. I remember once telling Ciss that she was far too good to us and shouldn’t feel obligated. Ciss told me that she could think of nothing else she would rather put her faith in than OF.

 

 

 

I don’t know about you, but when someone says that to me over and over it becomes a game changer. There were times when constantly dealing with the pressures and grim material of OF wore me down, tired me out and brought me close to calling it a day. It was the sheer belief that Ciss had in me as a guy and OF as a movement that always kept me going.

 

 

 

We are in the process right now of producing a top class video promotion for our recently released database. In light of what happened we immediately suspended production until we could regroup.

 

 

 

 

I have spoken to the crew who are making it and to the family of Ciss and I’ve said to both that I would like to include a tasteful tribute to Ciss at the end of the video. Her family gave me their backing so this is what I will now ask our crew to do.

 

 

 

ciss4

 

 

 

 

I have also had this message from her husband.

 

**

 

 

 

Hi Steve

 

Just to let you know that Ciss’s service will be held on Thursday 22nd February at 1100hrs at Alford crematorium in Lincolnshire.

 

 

The children and I are requesting no flowers but if people wish to make a donation this will be split between the RNLI and other animal charities/good causes.

 

 

The funeral directors are Arnold’s who have a number of office’s but arrangements and via the Alford one.

 

 

Many I trouble you and ask if you could let those involved in the good cause know please and anyone who would like to attend would be more than welcome.

 

 

 

Speak to you soon.
Regards
Keith

 

****

 

 

 

I asked Ciss’s daughter to pick out a photo that she felt Ciss most treasured and she went for the photo that was and always will be her profile picture.

 

 

Thanks for reading,

 

Steve and the OF team

What Now?

 

Whatever the future may hold, I am very proud of what we did and what we achieved here in a relatively short time span.

 

 

We demonstrated that with imagination and creativity it is more than possible to push these issues and cases into the press and into the limelight in a way that would not ordinarily happen if left to chance.

 

 

 

We demonstrated that its possible to have order through chaos. We created chaos with our psychological warfare and it brought order to the test case we used it on.

 

 

 

 

We’ve shown that you don’t need to hope the press might give these issues some coverage, you can become newsworthy and they will eventually be contacting you.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We demonstrated that there is no need to sit around and wait forever for some politicians to sanction the right thing. That’s why we created our online animal abuse register.

 

 

 

 

 

 

We have endeavoured to be an example of what is possible if a few people are organised, cut the impotent rage and have direction.

 

 

 

 

 

Impotent rage will either eat you up or it will totally depress you. Either way its not a good state of mind.

 

 

 

 

Whether people realise/admit it or not, when they only react with impotent rage and anger then they are just damaging themselves. Guess who would love the thought of that? Yup – the abusers themselves.

 

 

 

 

 

Violence should only ever be a last resort and pretty much restricted to a defensive action. People write far too casually about violence which convinces me they don’t understand violence in reality.

 

 

 

 

Violence and rage are not some exact science where you get definite outcomes. Its the opposite. If people really knew the use of violence and force, they would know its like fire itself – unless used by trained experts in a controlled environment, it can get out of control, spread fast, and take a lot of innocent people with it.

 

 

 

 

That’s not some shit I read from a book.

 

 

 

When I was the same age as the brothers I was capable of violence that would make their eyes pop out. Against other guys of my age or older, not against dogs, that was the difference. I didn’t start or bully anyone, I was just explosive if provoked. Its not a good way to be even if it does give people pause for thought about taking the piss. Unexpected outcomes can and do happen. Its not how it is in the films.

 

 

 

 

Rage and violence is definitely not the answer to this particular issue – that’s a fact. And especially not impotent and internalised rage.

 

 

 

 

In fact. Its probably a life of rage and anger that leads to a % of people getting to a point that they are being very violent toward animals.

 

 

 

 

 

It doesn’t mean you then have to counter the bastards with flowers and chocolates either. Unless the flowers were Bella Donna.

 

 

 

 

 

It just means you need to get past rage and anger, get organised and constructive, have some clear goals, and do some things that make the issue more newsworthy for the press.

 

 

 

 

 

That’s how you ultimately improve the situation. You force the state to use their undoubted muscle against your enemy. And you don’t force the state by having a mass chimp out each and any time there’s a report of abuse. You force the state by not having a chimp out and showing them you mean business in audacious and relentless ways.

 

 

 

 

 

We’ve more than achieved the things we wanted to do. We wanted to make a big example of that pair. Done. We wanted to see if we could make these issues newsworthy. Done. We wanted to play an active part in increased sentences. Done.

 

 

 

 

 

We wanted to be innovative and independent and create an animal abuse database that’s easy to use and stable. Also done.

 

 

 

Back in October I wanted to see if the press would bite even the idea of the register if we did as part of Operation Frankish. And they did. Several newspapers.

 

 

 

 

 

We haven’t written a great deal since the start of the year. While regular content is important its pretty much me that writes it and after nearly two years of writing about it, I’m jaded by the subject.

 

 

 

 

Anything I have to say about abusers like them and those types of actions are all written about on this site – going all the way back to 2016. Those who are interested in getting deeper with these issues can always find that work all laid out and archived for them on here.

 

 

 

 

 

My preference is to actually write about positive and constructive action. You cant ultimately control what inbred morons do. But you can definitely control what you do.

 

 

 

 

 

The kind of news I want to bring you is precisely the sort of news that the press have spent two years devoting full pages to. I’m interested in creating constructive things like the database and conceiving of an executing public promotions that draw attention to the issues in a non dreary way.

 

 

 

 

 

If I cant be constructive then it does get pretty grim just writing about the latest moron and the latest example of abuse.

 

 

 

 

We obviously couldn’t just have a monkey take on the database project, owing to the nature of it, so we spent over a grand to have it built and functional.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Back in October we did a pre promo of it in four English cities/towns on the same day. That was obviously paid for as well but it went down very well with the press. Good value though. Four venues on the same day, press coverage and all for about £750.

 

 

 

 

 

And with a view to testing new ideas and interest in them we had a trailer made up for a potential film about these issues, inspired by the true events of the ‘Baby’ case. That was a cost that we had to meet as well.

 

 

 

 

 

You obviously don’t need to be a professor of economics to understand that if you have spent £ on all of that then unless its replenished (at least on some level), that you sort of come to a bit of a halt. Doesn’t matter what car you have. It will still stand still with no fuel in the tank.

 

 

 

 

 

Social media reach doesn’t translate into anything tangible btw. That probably isn’t a huge surprise to you, but I can definitely confirm it.

 

 

 

Just two weeks ago our reach hit a stunning 250,000 in about three days. Reason why? As an experimental teaser we leaked a few offenders direct to social media. What did it actually translate to though? Nothing really. In fact we had to quit doing it as people were going too far with their written seethe that it caused us issues.

 

 

 

 

 

 

We’ve had a reach as low as a few thousand when we don’t post for a a while, but my point is that reach does not equal greater levels of action, not even in % terms.

 

 

 

What it does do is pretty much drag in every single type of person that you least want if its coherent fixes and solutions you’re after. Still. It was worth a try if only to prove the point to ourselves.

 

 

 

 

There is a bit of a disconnect between what we want, what the press demand and what the general mass are into.

 

 

 

The press want and demand things that are space worthy. We can do that.

 

 

 

What we want are rational fixes and solutions to issues.

 

 

 

And what the general public appear to want is a space to unleash their own pent up hate against an abuser whose face they will soon forget, before either forgetting about it entirely or dwelling on it in a defeated way that it depresses/enrages them.

 

 

 

 

 

I’m not really totally convinced that the public want genuine fixes and improvements. There seems to be this totally unrealistic mentality in which the bar is set so high that it would never ever be enacted in any country. Such as calls for ‘life in prison’ and hanging for such offences.

 

 

 

Anything under or less than that is (perversely) seen as ‘justice not done’. That’s just too bizarre a logic for me to wrap my head around.

 

 

 

 

Its the Nirvana fallacy by which people think nothing is worth improving unless total perfection can be achieved. It might just be a way for really depressed people to excuse themselves from making any personal effort?

 

 

 

 

 

People hold some odd ideas that they convince themselves are truth when its really just their own irrational thought patterns at work. It starts of a bit annoying and gets quite funny. Its funny because its stupid. We’ve had casual passive aggressive critics who will say shit ‘they only do it for the ego’.

 

 

 

Aye. Cool story.

 

 

 

I cant tell you how many social doors this shit opens up for a person right enough. Its totally the sort of thing you can just casually drop in at the dinner table or on a date perhaps.

 

 

 

There are two subjects you would stay away from if ego was your motive. Raped kids. Tortured dogs.

 

 

 

 

You would have to be brain damaged to get into this stuff for ‘ego’. Jeez. If all you wanted was an ego boost you could just go out pubbing and with a bit of luck you might meet a real looker. Or you might get a private number plate. Or you might buy a Harley if you were having a mid life crisis.

 

 

 

 

 

What you wouldn’t do is get knee deep in this stuff.

 

 

 

 

This stuff is a total nightmare and does absolutely nothing good for your ego at all, in fact its just very very mentally taxing. Period.

 

 

 

 

I’ve taken a bit of a break from it in the past two weeks, and I can definitely tell you that its been great.

 

 

 

 

What now? The what now is up to you to an extent. We’ve done all the things I mentioned at the start. What more can be done?

 

 

 

 

What we should now do is set about getting the cause/issues yet more press. That can be done, but it takes time on our part and it does take funding. We’re not going to labour what is a simple fact. Or we can all just chill and be relatively pleased with how things are nation wide.

 

 

 

Up to you guys, one and all.

 

 

 

Give us some backing to enable us to do what we need to do.

 

 

 

And consider giving the tiny little team that we have a lift as well, because they are only human and its a cess pit dealing with this evil.

 

 

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.

 

 

dally25

 

 

 

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.

 

dally26

 

 

 

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.

 

 

dally27

 

 

dally30

 

 

 

 

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.

 

 

#black-listed.info

 

 

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

 

dally23

 

 

 

Black-listed

 

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.

 

 

 

dally14

 

 

 

 

 

 

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;

 

https://tinyurl.com/yc58z5h6

 

 

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.

 

josh1

 

 

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

 

https://tinyurl.com/y9yvntqg

 

And also here;

 

https://tinyurl.com/y7mdkx9w

 

 

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.

 

 

josh

 

 

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;

 

https://tinyurl.com/yaero8qq

 

 

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?

 

dally19

 

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.

 

 

dally20

 

 

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)

 

https://tinyurl.com/y76o9yss

 

 

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

Moving ahead

 

dally14

 

 

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.

 

 

 

dally15

 

 

 

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.

 

 

polis

 

 

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.

 

 

dally16

 

 

 

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

 

 

dally17

 

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.

 

 

dally18

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.

 

 

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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.

 

dally

 

 

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

 

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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’

 

 

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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.

 

dally

 

 

E mail them to us at Operationfrankish@gmail.com

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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;

 

 

 

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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.

 

 

 

 

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‘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’.

 

BNO