Shout Out For Operation Frankish


Been a productive week.


There’s meeting I have arranged for next week in regard to creating an independent documentary , there are the freelance reporters we are speaking to with a view to deploying them, there is the database development.


Everything is totally under control and heading in a great direction.


A small but possibly effective idea here.


As and when I can think of an appropriate person who has a public profile, I will try to contact them and ask them to simply give a ‘shout out’ to Operation Frankish and our goals.


This can be as simple as them Tweeting something to their followers.



This one single action would draw many people over to our cause and what we are trying to achieve here.



So its worth trying. If I pick the right sort of people, people I think may have a sincere care, then I would hope they would at least consider giving us that all important shout out.




I’ll do it one of two ways. I will write an article (like this). Then I will Tweet it directly to them. I will also contact their agent since they will have one.



This would be one simple but key action they could do that would take the press of a button but be potentially so important. Their actions would have to come from goodwill.




We’ll get the ball rolling by asking Anneka Svenska to give a shout out to Operation Frankish.


For those not familiar with her work, this is from her bio;


‘Anneka is a candid & wolf expert and has studied both European and North American Timber Wolves for many years. She lives with high content wolfdogs on a daily basis, as well as filming alongside many wolf sanctuaries in the UK. Her passion for assisting canines led her to personally found two animal charitable organisations and to rescue over 300 dogs from international countries. She is therefore requested to speak regularly in subjects covering dog welfare, rescue and animal politics’.




Here’s a video of her doing some work.




And another.



Mug Club – Mugs Start To Arrive

Just received these pics from Mug Club member, Carol.


Here is her cat, Viva, proudly sitting beside the Operation Frankish Mug.




We’re only seeking 100 members for Mug Club. We’ve not really pushed or promoted it but we’re about 15% or so to target.

This is the first batch of mugs now arriving so there is something physical to promote and show.

Annual membership to Mug Club is £30 and you can join today by sending that amount via Paypal. Please be sure to include a full name and address. And put Mug Club in the title.





Oh. And as Carol has done here, send us a pic of your dog/cat/pet. We’ll include it in our Mug Club Pet Gallery.
This mug will remind you to fight the good fight every time you go to have your morning coffee. Or use it as your ‘office mug’ to provoke conversation.
But the main benefit to Mug Club is that it allows us to do the work that we do and that we plan to do.
Stand With Mug Club.
Stand With Operation Frankish.

‘Baby’ – The Film (A must read)


This new temporary system we are using in which I have more time during office hours to pursue things in person is playing out extremely well.


I have been given some freedom to do what I do best – get on the phone and speak.



I’m only two days into the new model and I’ve already had a long and involved call with a fantastic independent film maker.



On the back end of that conversation we have now arranged to meet next Tuesday to take things onto the next level. Once more, because I have bit more daytime freedom I am able to go off and attend such meetings.



You can see the obvious benefits and results when I am cut loose somewhat.



The remit I have discussed with her would be a 40 minute film documentary based on and inspired by the case of ‘Baby’ the Bulldog.



We are fortunate that this particular film maker has a passion for pets and has already read about our work and history.



We may even call the film simply ‘Baby’. The name is unimportant for now.




What we will look to do is create the most powerful independent short film documentary ever made that deals with this subject. We will use this film to heavily push how utterly failed the justice system is.




I have a very good instinct about doing this. You know how you sometimes get an idea or thought and somewhere deep in your gut you just know that this thing is the right thing to do?



That’s the feeling I get with this.




One thing I may try to pursue is a sponsor for the film. A sponsor is plausible given the potential reach a short film has.


As with all things, the more daytime hours I am able to function with, the more I can pursue things like a sponsor.


But we’d obviously need you the people to step up and fundraise for us as well. Do not see this as ‘my’ film nor even that of OF. See it more as the peoples film. See it not so much as a sentimental tribute to that poor dog, see it as a powerful weapon that can be used in multiple ways.




A film inspired by the true events of that tragic day would have absolute longevity. It would have relevance whenever anyone watched it. We can subtitle it for an international market also.




We can enter it into film festivals and competitions across the country and in Europe.



We can be open to offers from a mainstream media company to buy the broadcasting rights.



This would be by far and away with best thing we have ever done.



You should absolutely and definitely do everything you can to help me, and to help make this a reality.



Our Favourite Number Is One


I am extremely optimistic for the future of this cause, the stated goals and where everything is headed.


There’s a lot for you to feel optimism over as well and I will unpack some of that stuff here.



The first reason for optimism is that we have a good little team here. I have about three people on the team, they are all good in different ways, but if asked to step up and do something – they do it.






We’ve got one guy who is learning as he goes with video editing and nothing is too much for him.  What I really like about his style is that he takes on his brief and just comes back with the thing that was asked for. Usually bang on time as well. Despite learning as he goes, he never fusses me if he has an issue doing a new thing. He just uses his own initiative and finds a fix. Then he fixes it and presents the finished thing. No fuss, no hassle, no drama.




We have two women in our team and what I will say of them is that anything asked of them that relates to our cause, they will do it. There’s no huge debate, they all just believe in what we are doing so we all just get on with things.



This is obviously very good as it means things are very stable with a few very committed people all involved.



Indeed, it is due to the stability and those foundations that we are now able to go off and do some research and development with some pretty cool and exciting things.




Cool and exciting things



For example, we mentioned that in the world of documentaries there just isn’t much that specifically deals with this issue in a powerful way.



Documentaries can be extremely high yield. The potential reach on mediums like You Tube and Live Leak is vast.


You can offer it out to television channels who will v often buy independent content. You can take the full documentary and slice it, using short bites of it over and over, in many different ways. It can be sent as a Tweet or in an e mail to everyone and anyone of significance.



My initial working thoughts are that it will be between 45mins to one hour long and be inspired by the true events of the original ‘Baby’ case.






However, I am by no means an expert on documentary creation. And that’s why I have turned to people who are.


At this exact moment in time I am communicating with two different creators, one of whom has already stated a vested interest in these issues.



I am speaking with these people and my intention is to set up a meeting with them over the next ten days.





Incidentally, now that you know the theme of what we are looking to do, please feel free to offer up any suggestions for a name for it, even a working title. Don’t worry if you cant think of a good one. Its not super vital right now, what is important right now is that I set up to meet these creators and kick on from there.



A hard hitting independent documentary can be a powerful tool – it also demonstrates capability. But its important not to cut corners and its important to get it right. I expect to have the meetings really soon so I will be sure to keep readers fully updated.




Opfrank TV



Another reason to be optimistic is our decision to explore the use of freelance journalists to do work ‘on the ground’ for us. This is entirely separate to the documentary. I will be spending a large part of this week and next week establishing a base of potential people we could use nationwide.



At the very least I plan to trial it. My plan is to find the very best person for the task and then maybe choose a city like Middlesbrough or Liverpool. We’d send our guy into the town centre of a Saturday afternoon to do a live report in which they’d engage with the public and ask them some great questions. I strongly believe this is worth pursuing, at least as a trial.





If it proves popular and people watch it, share it, and if it provokes debate and conversation – we can do it again.



Those are all reasons and evidence of why anyone who cares at all about these issues should have optimism. There is some genuine creativity and direction to all of this. There are some very driven and intelligent people involved in this.






Here’s something else that should give you optimism. I received an e mail from a female in Wales last week saying how she would be happy to travel and ‘doorstep’ abusers for us.



It takes quite a level of commitment to want to do that. I wouldn’t have her do it though. I don’t care about the safety of sickos but I do care about the safety of people like her. It may be true that sadists are cowards at heart, but they are erratic and dangerous, and doorstepping them is not something I would just hand to a female, regardless of how well intentioned she was.



Doorstepping is legit thing to do. It can be done to abusers or public officials. But its not something you just steam into unprepared, so if there was doorstepping to be done, it would be done by those best equipped to do that task. If something happens in my city, I’d be happy to doorstep them myself, but even then I would prepare.






How to create the perfect shit storm with the database



Then there’s the database. As soon as we settle on a name I have some good plans to promote that. A strong public database would be a very powerful thing to have on our side. What I can tell you is that as far as the press are concerned the thing THEY most like us doing is basically flying our plane over a high profile game. How do I know? They have told me.



That’s why I think it would be a great idea to finalise a good domain and promote the domain by flying it on a banner over such a game. If that’s what the press want and like – why not give them it? This time it wouldn’t be a generic message but a domain that would direct people to our database. Imagine that hitting the press.



There is a chance that the Government would try to ‘shut it down’. Not saying they would succeed but they could well try. They do not like you assuming control and power. We’d cross that bridge when we came to it, but any attempt to shut it down would be turned into a gigantic own goal for any Government minister trying to do so. The Government trying to shut it down would play into our hands to a degree.



You really do have something with great potential at your fingertips here. To be fair, an increasing number of people are starting to get it, they are starting to see it.


Together we can change the dynamic in this country so that Britain became the leaders in combating this kind of evil.


And make no mistake – these people are evil.


The state alone cannot beat them back.

The people alone cannot beat them back.



But people putting a long overdue rocket up the arse of the state so they at long last began to use the powers only they are privy to? That would most definitely make a massive difference.




Society is at a bit of a cross roads in this country. Leniency toward abusers has encouraged abusers. They are haughty and arrogant, drunk on the leniency demonstrated toward them.



We can go on choosing that path. Or we can do everything we possibly can to get a grip on this situation and not let up until such a time we are convinced that Britain is indeed the number #1 when it comes to addressing this.




We don’t want Britain to be number ten or four.


We want to be number one.


We want to turn this country into an example to the World.


That’s a noble aim and its achievable.



Lets achieve it.





The Register – Your Chance To Vote For a Name



(Click here to vote now)


Here’s something that should lift you and that you can get involved in on Monday.


As well as those other developments that we’ve announced, the new areas we are going to explore, we absolutely and definitely plan to push and create this database/cyber register of convicted abusers.



The plan is this. We could laboriously sit here for months Googling old cases.


That’s no use.



It would take too long and it would completely distract me from everything else. I think if we tried to get it going that way we’d get bored with it and it wouldn’t get done.



This is the better plan – especially when you don’t have a team of dedicated data researchers you can call upon to devote themselves to this.




What we are going to do is create a very slick infrastructure for it and then simply allow the cases to grow organically.



We will lead with say a dozen big cases and openly invite the public to send in reports of their cases, those seen in the press, court reports etc. We’ll create a special feature button purely for that purpose.



Doing it this way achieves multiple things.



It permits us to get the concept out there and live with the least delay




It encourages people to go visit it and it prompts and provokes them to think of cases and send them.




It allows the register to grow organically and with the public very much involved in the growth of the data.




As more data floods in its then a relatively simple matter of adding it and adding it until one day you have about as comprehensive a database as you could hope for.



I think it would take only a short time and a few promotional videos for people to get the idea and start sending in the cases they remember.




And we can also have a statement on site saying we are seeking one or two volunteers whose role it would be to simply and only research cases and add them.



This will make it a highly efficient model.



My intention is not to just create it and leave it hanging there. Operation Frankish doesn’t do ‘hanging there’.


Operation Frankish does a big splash and that’s how I intend to get the story of the launch into the public domain.



I intend to do ONE public that is the most likely to get our new database known by the general public.


I said we were rolling back on public events to place more emphasis on heavy use of video and exploring the use of deploying our own reporters. Rolling back does not mean stop.



So to promote it and make sure that it ruffled feathers of people in public office and abusers – I plan to action a stunt that will carry the URL of the database to a mass of people.



There’s no need to explain why this makes perfect tactical sense – you are all smart enough to see why.



The only thing I have yet to decide on? A name. What’s in a name? Well, quite a lot as it happens.



Operation Frankish was a shrewd pick because any time it got press checked the writer had to pre face their story with the original case. They had no choice. Their readers would not have understood the name otherwise. This was smart since it kept on dragging the case and those pukes into the public domain, long after it would normally be forgotten.



That’s why a name is important.




I know there’s not much cheer to be found with this subject usually, but my hope is that through our creativity and courage that we can offer you something to be cheerful about.



Rather than being stuck depressed and angry by it all its far better and more empowering to fight back by all creative and intelligent means.




Anyway, to get you off to a hop and skip, I have left a link here which will take you to a list of names that we could possibly run with for the database.


(Click and vote)


Silhouette of man casting his vote


There is a total mix of styles. Some are formal. Some are informal. You’ll see for yourself when you click.




You are invited to cast a vote for your favourite. Take your time. Consider each. Keep in mind that this is purely the name of what we might be calling the register.



When you think of your choice, stop to consider it appearing on a public promo or in the press. You don’t need to say which one you opted for. On Sunday we will revisit this list and this poll and we will put up the results.




It doesn’t mean I will 100% go with the winner, but the winner will most certainly shape my thinking. In fact the whole poll will shape my thinking, so its worth doing and a fun thing to do.




You’ll note that in the choices I have only listen names and not the .domain.



The reason for this is that you can get many different types of .domain. You obviously know about your usual suspects, etc.



But you can get things like .lol



Giving a list of those along with a name would just confuse and mix people up. That’s why I have simplified it down to just the name.



I guess I am asking you to vote with your head and not your heart here. I personally cannot stand candy floss. But do I think candy floss might be a good product to sell at a kids show? Yes!



When you are looking at this list try to see it that way. See it how you think it might look when it gains momentum on social media, or if we used it in a public promo, or if were quoted in the press. Let that lead how you vote.





It also goes without saying that to do all of this cant be done for free. Your donations are the lifeblood of the work we most passionately wish to do to make life better for pets in the UK. And to make life much less of a ball for those cowardly freaks who would dare abuse them for a laugh.



Even doing this feature, creating and heavily promoting a register like this – not easy and not free. The reason I am here on a Sunday night writing about it is that I believe in it. I believe the time is long overdue to go on the front foot.






There are only four very quick and easy things I ask of you over Monday.




1) Click on the vote link and cast your vote



2) Donate just £2 toward our aggressive pursuit of this facility by paypal –






3) Write £2 in comments on FB so we have a measure who stands with us on such things.




4) Share the hell out of this.


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Statement to our readers – good times


I have decided to freshen and mix things up somewhat over the next few weeks and months.

I consider this to be a necessity.


In the relatively short time we’ve existed we have shown how its possible to put bad people on the back foot, again and again. You can consider that a demonstration, and the abusers can consider it as an example. But the main point is we have shown how doing that is possible.



We have also shown, multiple times in fact, that we can put on a promotion that attracts both public and press attention.



It is obviously positive that we have shown and proven that we are capable of doing such things, different things.



However, there are times when you have demonstrated a thing and you must either then put that thing to one side or use it less.



For example, we would simply not have the means and manpower to do to every abuser what ‘those two’ were faced with.



That’s why having demonstrated what can be done its key to then have more substance. That’s why we are all about ensuring that the sentences are restructured in such a way that in future punishments better fit the crime.




We are still all about that. Its merely that for the next few weeks and months we are going to adopt a different approach. Its good to keep your tactics fresh and always be evolving. A new way does not mean you cannot dip back into proven methods already used, those methods are always there for us to use at any given time.




We are going to be placing less emphasis on public promotions for the time being. In an ideal world I’d keep them going as well as doing what I am about to speak about.



But we only have limited funds and limited pairs of hands, so we need to choose a way and go with that for a time.




So what are we going to place more emphasis on?




Well, for a start, we are going to explore the use of freelance journalists to do work for us. We can use them in any number of ways and I’d like to investigate and use at least some of those ways.



I don’t think we can always rely on the conventional press to get out there and ask the pointed questions that must be asked. One example of what can do is have a journalist on the ground and speaking to members of the public in any city where a big story breaks.




We can do more than simply write a factual account of events. We can get journalists on the ground and engaging with the public. Asking the public the questions that are rarely asked of them but need to be. Questions relating to animal cruelty, questions relating to present punishments, questions relating to public funds being spent to mollycoddle and give special protections to the perpetrators.


N24 Reporter mit Kameramann




That’s the sort of work we want to investigate and pursue. It might be that one month we have a reporter in M’boro and another month there will be one in Liverpool.


My vision is that their work will be mostly visual, recorded and uploaded to social media and You Tube. Their interviews or when we send them to challenge a public official – we plan to have all that recorded and upload it. This means we wont only deploy the use of freelance reporters but we’ll take on a camera man on an ad hoc basis as well, depending on where the report is being done from.







With that in mind I have set aside the next few weeks to go on a recruitment drive. My goal will be to return with a series of journalists who fit our model as well as people who can serve as cameramen for us.




My intention is to create regular edgy material which is about 30 mins long and very easy for anyone to watch and engage with. We will then heavily promote that content so that it gets maximum reach and exposure.




This is a very exciting direction to go in if I can get the right people in place. That’s now going to be my focus for a month – get those people in place. I already have a massive number of leads and potential contacts that I can start to work through on Monday.




We want to create gold standard reports and bulletins that are professionally done. We need to look and be serious. This is a good and fresh direction to take it. If its done as well as I want it to be done, there is a very good chance that these high quality ‘on the ground’ reports will be picked up by your conventional media as well.




Just mull over this. We want to put ourselves in a position now that if a big story breaks we can dispatch a reporter to that town or city for some on the ground public opinion. We can deploy a reporter and send them to ask public officials some searching questions. And we can record it all and heavily promote it.



I am very enthusiastic about this evolution of our methods. It doesn’t mean that we wont do an event or promotion here and there, but I would very much like and recommend that if we can get the right people then we go forward this way for the next while and that the bulk of donations go toward producing this and making it possible.




The other new method I hope to rely more heavily on are short videos of about 3 or 4 minutes long. This is something we have dabbled in here and there and they do prove popular.




However, I would now like to extend the use of short promotional video and vignettes far more often. They are easy to watch, download, share, and they get a short message out in striking ways.


We do have someone in our team who is learning on the job, but I want to place a lot more emphasis on short videos that are excellent optics – he is going to need help. Some of the video we have in mind would be beyond his level of experience at this time. So as part of the time I am taking out to focus on development, I am going to get him some help and we are going to place far more emphasis on that as well.




We can create a powerful media mix of reports, short cutting edge video and supplemented with the occasional public promotion.



We can have presence across the UK by way of deploying one of our eventual short list of reporters to the scene. We will have far more editioral freedoms than any newspaper since they often would not dare to print what the independent content creators will print. For example, they were too afraid to publish that screenshot of Frankish making dubious comments about children. We were not.




These are developments you should embrace since what we are seeking to do is seriously add to our arsenal and take things on to a whole new level.



If we get this just right it can be an extremely powerful use of resources and time.



I at least think we should explore and trial these methods a few times, lets see what sort of content we can create, lets see what feathers can be ruffled by sending our own reporter to the scene of an incident.



Our reporters can even have an Opfrank TV logo on their mic since, after all, they would be working for us. We can even have them ‘doorstep’ public officials to ask them pointed questions. Its entirely legal, journalists doorstep people all the time.




If we are able to develop and pull off what I now have in mind, it would be an amazing thing for this cause and these issues.



It would elevate things to a whole other level and it would draw in large numbers of real people.



We’d not only be the pressure group with our stated goals in mind, we’d be the go to place to watch uncensored reports and the people and public officials being asked the most searching of questions.




I am extremely optimistic about these proposals as I can clearly see the obvious potential in them. The good thing is that I think almost anyone could visualise the potential in them.



Produced, edited and promoted well the reach of such material would be vast, and what’s more – people can always watch it anytime and it would still be relevant. The better we became at doing them the more people in real life would be drawn over to these issues and made to think about what they can do.




If you stand with us then what we can literally create is not just a pressure group that does good promotions to get a headline for the issues. You can invest and help to create what would really be your own media.



Lets say for the sake of the story that there was an appalling story in Manchester. Lets say the general consensus was that there were still too many unanswered questions and public officials who had come up short but not been properly challenged (if at all).




We can do it. We can dispatch one of our journalists to Manchester and he or she can work to our remit as wished for by the people. In this way you are shaping what the story might be about as well.



I am also going to appoint someone to manage our You Tube channel. Its critical that I find someone to do that one task since our intention is now to seriously put our channel on cyber steroids.



When we produce the sort of content I speak about we are clearly then going to use such mediums to reach out to hundreds of thousands of people.




Will this be easy? No. But I think I can probably pull it off. That’s why I am going to spend some time putting the framework in place. Would it be fantastic despite not being easy? Yes. To do what I now want to do is quite innovative, at least its innovative when specific to one type of crime.




Its going to take a lot of efforts, calls, conversations and negotiations. I will do all of that. I’ll screen prospective reporters to ensure they are a good fit, I’ll find those prepared to go the extra mile, I’ll negotiate their remit and their rates as competitively as I can. In some cases I may even be able to secure services for free, but we cannot count on that, that would be a bonus ball.




My belief is that if we can lead in with some good opening content that has mass reach then there will soon be amateurs coming forward keen to do work for us for expenses or totally free.




Its a big challenge. But we can rise to the challenge and I think if we do this, I think if we get it right, then it can be a very powerful step forward for this entire cause.



These abusers may not pay what they owe but there will come the day when they reap what they sow.



This would be the biggest leap Operation Frankish has ever made. This would be a giant leap for everything related to these issues. We could potentially send our reporters anywhere to cover any incident, or we could get them to door step public officials who had failed us.



At a stroke we become a pressure group and our own grass roots media outlet.


This is pure gold. What do we need you to do? We need you to know you stand with Operation Frankish as we progress and we raise the bar to create a media that gives real people a voice and that doesn’t let failed public officials slither off unchallenged.



So if you do stand with Operation Frankish and this amazing development do two things.


Write “I stand with Operation Frankish” in FB comments. And share this post.


And please consider donation to our plans.


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Project Doom And Op Rain storm


As you can see we’re currently inviting people to step up and assist in making our latest promotion a reality;




If you want to read more detail about that project and have not yet done so – you can do so here;


We’ve had a few £20 and even £50 donations in so far as well as one larger donation. If they are reading – thanks to all of them.





If you want to assist the cause then our paypal is listed at the end of the promo video. The more we get in the more we can do and more often. And the more often you hammer away at something the faster that something gives way.



Sharks and Serial Killers


People may know I’m not into(watching) TV but I quite like looking for a good documentary to watch online. Something grounded in gritty reality. Its not that there are a lack of documentaries out there to watch. If you want to know about sharks, serial killers or JFK then there are no end of documentaries.



What I have noticed is that there are a dearth of any documentaries which specifically tackle this subject. Very thin on the ground indeed. You may get some brief reference within another type of documentary, such as one on serial killers. You might find something on dog fighting, which is a phenomenon in of itself.


But there are a definite lack of any documentaries that set out to address these very specific offences and offenders heads on.


I have looked. There isn’t much. There’s a few shockumenaties about slaughterhouses and so on – again, a different sphere.



The long and the short of it is we are looking into producing our own documentary on the subject. We’d have to get outside assistance of course, but we are already speaking to various contacts, the conversation is being had.



When done well and promoted on mediums such as You Tube, a good independent documentary can draw in mass views. It would not be at all implausible to get a million views in a year these days. That’s a million new people who’d be engaged and informed by way of a documentary about a subject not often covered by the mainstream.



We’d hold editorial and content control, so no need to worry about being misrepresented in the final cut. No need to hope that a particular piece of content had been included.



This would be a very exciting project for us to do and we’d hold full copyright. That means if any mainstream channel wanted to use it in whole or in part – they would be obligated to gain our permissions.



I am going to be spending quite a bit of time evaluating this and I’ll give updates as and when there is something extra to say.




Project Doom


A biggest issue with doing the database is physically securing enough data. We don’t have a team who can sit and Google cases all day long and then collate them all to us in a coherent way.

I definitely would not have the time to sit and do that.


Nope. The solution is simple. Rather than painstakingly try to pull together every story that we can when we can, I plan to simply roll it out as a prototype with say 12 of the worst cases to start with.




As the database is promoted and pushed people will themselves soon use the ‘report a case’ feature to alert us to other cases which can then quickly be added.


In a fairly short time you’ll end up with a very comprehensive database in which the data itself is fed to you by the public (and checked, of course). Once people get the idea that its participatory they will soon start sending in submissions of cases.


We’ll create video to promote both the database but also aimed at specifically inviting people to send us their cases.


As it grows and evolves we will update it weekly and more as it develops.


But for promotion purposes there is absolutely no reason not to lead in with the 12 worst cases and go from there.


So that’s what we plan to do.


Which brings me to a related matter and one you are welcome to chime in on and give your feedback on.


We need to call the database … something. There’s two ways we can run with this and here are each in turn.


We can call it something fairly mundane but certainly transparently obvious. Like (as an example) Pet Abuse Database UK. Dull? Yes. Functional? Certainly. So we can go down that route and keep it all very formal that way.



The alternative is to be a little more creative and bad ass. The one thing abusers dislike is being on a public register of any kind. They want people to forget or be unaware and a database like that undermines that capacity to say the least. A database never forgets.


We could go a different direction from a functional name and be very trollish and in their face with the name. We could it something like



Let us know if you connect better with the more formal and functional or the more wilfully provocative.



That’s the round up. I’ll look back in at the weekend so have a good second half to the week.

A fight for justice cannot be a hobby



It was good to see a ‘happy ending’ story this week when Mr Lamb stepped in to rescue that little dog. The dog has since been rehomed I understand.



Alas, for every fortunate happy ending story there are probably a thousand that do not end happily.



And while its great that Mr Lamb did his thing and that this dog has a new start – its not so great that the person responsible will, as you are well aware, get the legal equivalent of zero as a penalty.



Its this culture of leniency and its the fact that we do not punish such offences properly that leads to a grown man feeling that it might be socially acceptable to have done that in a busy Liverpool street.





Let me put it this week – someone committing a sexual assault in broad daylight and in front of scores of witnesses isn’t a thing that happens, except in very rare instances. But it would do if in fact sexual assault commonly came with a 3% prison sentence rate and more often than not a small fine.



I’m going to spend the next three days doing anything that doesn’t involve abusers, abused dogs or planning campaigns. I’ve hardly afforded myself a day when I haven’t been doing something for the goals so I plan to kick back and unplug myself from it for a bit.



You know by now that we NEED the foundation of punishments that fit the crime, there are no new ways I can say that short of singing it in a love song.





You also know by now that to get anything done properly takes consistent and increasingly creative actions.



We are all about deploying the latter to bring the former into being.



We are all about taking constructive action in other big ways, such as the creation and launch of our own database.




We are not about relying on any politicians from any party to keep their word. Even children know that the native language of politicians is lying.



We are also not about rescue and rehome. It has a role, an important role. Its not our role.  We are a flat out pressure movement.




We don’t aim to save one dog here and another dog there. We aim to keep pushing the body politic until such a time that they action changes to laws which would place Britain right at the very forefront of combating animal cruelty. Even when they finally do cave in and make concessions the ideal would be to then make sure they deliver and make sure those judges are then using their new powers properly.




All sounds good, right? Doesn’t happen by itself though. If you trust politicians to keep to their word and if you fully trust judges to use any new powers properly – then there’s no problem. You don’t even need read on! If you don’t trust them?



Then you must pressure them.




Our latest proposed promo was this;



You can click and read if you aren’t already aware of this promotion.  Visual examples.




I’m not going to bother talking it up here. I’ve already laid out the main benefits in that link. They really speak for themselves anyway.




I’m honestly not sure how many donations came in on the back end of the appeal to fund that. I don’t really deal with the donations but I am pretty sure that if we had enjoyed a flood of them then I’d know all about it. So we probably haven’t since I haven’t.







If you want to donate today that would be cool. I’m not going to hard sell it, at the end of the day we either take it seriously and create a proper momentum and(an) on going body of work or we don’t. There’s no mid way point. Its not as if this whole issue is some little benign hobby and it doesn’t really matter when we pick it up or not.




In all truth, and I was saying this to one of out long time readers recently – its not just a simple case that we obviously need the people themselves to donate towards such promotions.





We do definitely need far more of it that.




Its also the fact that in order to drag this where it needs to be its going to require about five weeks worth of straight commitment, day in and day out. With the emphasis on the word ‘day’ since there is SO MUCH that we could do through the day time but cannot easily do so.





One very brief example. I need to be able to get on the phone and actually speak to people that I just cannot reach of an evening or via e mail, because while e mail is easy, anyone of even vague importance probably gets hundreds per week. You need to actually get in front of certain people or speak with them or their representatives on the phone. Its that simple.




That’s what I need in theory, I need about a month straight to do this without other distractions.



This may even be the bigger obstacle than donations. Just try to imagine taking the next month straight and doing nothing but that one thing. That’s pretty much what I’d need to do at the moment if I wanted to drive this even further forward at this moment in time.




This issue (that we campaign on) is huge. You presently have laws formed in the early part of last century! To change that in a meaninful and lasting way takes a huge effort.




A fairly minor thing takes relatively minor effort. If your mission in life was to save your local community centre it would take effort, but obviously not even close to the effort it takes to do something like this on a national scale with judicial factors built into it.




I know that we could plausibly make Britain the leader when it came to a zero tolerance approach. I do know that this Government would eventually succumb to on going pressure. I also know that if we launch and promote our own database it is going to trigger an absolute shit storm. Its not just the abusers that will dislike it. Its Government ministers. They will probably try to shut it down. Maybe even shoot us or something. I made that last bit up but they definitely wont like it and they probably will try to shut it down.



I’ve even anticipated them trying to do so. I have a counter reaction to that if the day ever comes. I’m obviously not going to advertise what it is but lets just say that if it got to the point they tried to shut it down, I’ve already figured out what to do and how to use that to our advantage.


In a sense I am almost wishing to invite it.


But that’s for another day.



For today? Well, I am writing this now and then its shoes off and feet up for a few days. It would take those brothers to unicycle past me to gain my attention in the next few days.




With that being said it would be just great if one of the team were able to say to me that something suprisingly positive that helps has happened in that period. Lets just say I’ll not exactly be hovering over my phone with expectation, but if it were to happen it woud be cool.


Let’s Make Britain TOUGH again.



And you don’t do that by fining someone £150 for sadism and letting them pay it at like 1p per week.


That just laughs in the face of true justice that the public can have faith in.


That just emboldens and empowers these snivelling freaks.



Its not on. Its one thing to be be on the back foot against some sort of hugely sophisticated enemy that has massive resources and public pity.



But for this country to be on the back foot and tolerating this level of leniency afforded to this horrible assortment of defective drooling fools?





Is it?



Lamb by name, not by nature….

Credit is due to Mr Michael Lamb from Liverpool.




For when a little dog was being kicked around by its owner, Michael didn’t just stand there and wring his hands or turn the other cheek.  He took immediate and appropriate action.


I’d suggest that if you live in that city that you consider visiting his shop, Maggie’s Farm Organics on Aigburth Road, to give him some business.


He saw a violent situation, he intervened and he ended up with a positive result.


We are no different except in scale. We saw a violent situation, we have intervened and we are trying our hardest to work toward the most positive result ever in British legal history (in respect of this issue).


The actions of men like Mr Lamb should give the nihilists something to ponder. ‘No one ever intervenes’ they will cry.



Well. They just did. Not only did they intervene but it ended very well indeed. He did not conduct himself like a thug either.



‘No one ever does anything’ the nihilists groan.  They are wrong again. No one has tried harder or put more in to the specific goal of radical sentencing reforms than we have this past year or so. So someone is doing something.



I think doom and gloom merchants should stop whining all the time and be grateful and thankful that they have ANYONE prepared to step up, be that in the way Mr Lamb has or indeed in the way that we do.



Thank your lucky stars you do have such people because I don’t really see this as being the common reaction among most. Recognise the fact that you have good people trying to advocate for you, and, in guys like Mr Lamb, even people prepared to put themselves at physical risk.



Be happy with that and get right behind that. If you don’t want to get behind it then at least be inspired by it and do something visibly constructive.



This little dog was fortunate – this time.

The majority are a great deal less lucky.





As to the person who attacked this particular dog? Well, you just know how that always goes, because it can only go one way – leniency. Even the most extreme example only incurs a 26 week sentence as you are well aware. And only around 3% get anything close to that.


While this story has ended well this time, the bigger story is to ensure that violent abusers are dealt with by the full force of the law – the opposite to right now.


And that is going to take a massive and constant effort.


Not from me.


But by you.


The cruciality of hope


Every so often I might see a comment on our FB wall which catches my attention.


I am almost visually immune now to Internet comments that make never to be fulfilled promises of what that person would do with (insert name of abuser) ‘if only they had ten mins with them’. I don’t even edit or get rid of such comments, if I am scanning the comments I can sense in a nano second if its a post like that – and I move to the next one.



This is an example of one that did catch my attention. Why? Because its so very honest and simply put. I’ve only published a portion of it but the full thing can be seen on our wall under the post titled – ‘Creeping Evil’.



“Things must change, there has to be a stronger deterrent for these sickos. I’ll support you as much as I can, because, i find, abuse, cruelty, of any kind and the injustice, abhorrent.
Thank you Operation Frankish. You have given me and so many others….hope! “





I haven’t attributed a name just in case they don’t want their name on our main site here.

But the name is moot anyway – what is important are her words.



Hope is not an optional extra. Its your lifeblood. What is the opposite of hope? Hopelessness. And when you are in a state of hopelessness then you are already defeated and all that’s left is for the vultures and the maggots to feed on the decaying carcass.



With that being said I am pragmatic. Hope is vital – but hope must be based upon something. If its based on nothingness then its not true hope – that would be false hope and a deception.



Put simply – its not as if our goal and aspiration here is to ‘cure the world of all evil – forever’. That really would be a somewhat hopeless and even childish aim to have. We’re practical. We’re not Miss World contestants vacantly mouthing platitudes and ridiculous goals that can never possibly be achieved.




Here’s what we are saying to those in charge (as you will soon see, it is not remotely outlandish). We are telling them that normal and decent people cannot and will not tolerate this culture of hyper leniency which only serves to feed and further embolden the very worst of people.



Elected officials may be seen as temporary custodians of political power, but this is our country and in our country we should set our own standard.



We are saying to them that it would be in everyone’s best interests if they radically reformed sentences so that the public could see with their own eyes that there is at least some measure of justice being carried out.




We are telling them, imploring them in actual fact, that if they continue down this road of being soft on abusers of all kinds then groups like Operation Frankish, Dark Justice, Guardians of the North etc etc, they are all going to grow stronger and bigger as people lose faith and hope in conventional systems and turn to others for answers and fixes.



Not only will those that exist grow – others will come into being. If the culture of leniency is still permitted to go on at that late stage then I think you would eventually see natural and organic alliances form.




That is why its very much in the interests of Government and their advisors to wake up and get ahead of the curve. This is not the 1970’s when stuff could be swept under the carpet. This is 2017 and we now all know how much we are being played like fools by Governments and courts whose actions literally put you and your loved ones in danger.




Changed days now though. Now we can organise things, we can shared facts, we can expose both the abusers and the politicians who shamefully come up short. We can construct great visual events which stir the public discourse and keep these issues at the forefront of minds. We can create an organisation (like this) and reach more people than would ever have been possible pre Internet. We can create video, visuals, written content, we can even set about creating our own abusers database which the public can access.




That’s what the hope is all based upon – something tangible. We’ve never lived in a better time to reach more people, spread the message and create. We’ve never lived in a better era to finally get those sentences where they need to be. We’ve never lived in a better time to expose the dark corners where they may hide.



Animal abusers are not becoming more sophisticated as time goes by. They are not some organised front but rather a class of criminal who are disorganised and who often act alone (but not always). They have no public support or sympathy. They are not financed or backed. By and large this is also a very low intelligence class of criminal that you are dealing with.



Nope – animal sadists may be becoming more extreme as time goes by (a result of the aforementioned culture of leniency). But they are not becoming more organised and sophisticated. Their opposition on the other hand are very much aspiring to hyper organisation and sophisticated public promotions.





Any time someone donates or offers their labour to us it allows us to grow, to organise better, to become more sophisticated in what we can do.


There is plenty to be hopeful about.


But hope alone is not sufficient. You must have the work ethic, the resolve, the vision – to physically force your hopes into a reality.


That’s what we’re all about – not just offering out hope, but a hope based on achievable aims and a hope that can be plausibly turned into reality.