Open Your Heart – Chicken Therapy For Frankish

My first association with Middlesbrough goes back to around the 90’s. It was during the 90’s that my Scottish club played ‘Boro down there in a friendly. It was their old Ayrsome Park ground and not the stadium they are now at. I quite liked it so when my own club weren’t playing I’d travel down to ‘Boro games and did it fairly often. I visited other clubs in England as well. I went to Darlington games, Hartelpool games and some in Carlisle. But it was mainly ‘Boro games that I went to and over time I met many good lads and I have kept contact with them all these years.

 

I was speaking with one of them last night and they are doing (or wanting to do) some sort of football charity event in the summer. They were asking for my advice since I’d done quite big events up here before. I said I would be more than happy to offer it. Because I’ve been so absorbed by OF I’ve not really had much of a chance to catch up with old associates this past year but they had heard of the case and told me they had read about it in the press several times.

 

Several of us then got talking on the same chat and to assist them in setting up their event I am going down there for a few days in the early summer. We all agreed that we are concerned for the mental well being of the brothers following all this pressure so born out of this concern, love and altruism we are going to attempt to interview them. We have one or two absolutely fair questions that we would just dearly love to ask. I say one or two. There are 20. But that’s almost like one or two – just nineteen more.

 

Sometimes a person can get stage fright if they know they are going to be interviewed on X date. The last thing we’d want to do is anything which would cause the boys to dwell too much on the date. So we’ll do it as surprise. I think that’s more considerate and it will put them in a more natural setting.

 

They are both adults so we are only interested in speaking with them. Although if we have time we may swing past and interview convicted sex offender, David Westwood. We’d like to ask him why he lied and told us they had left the country last year. Not just once but several times. Or maybe he was simply ‘misinformed’. The interview should hopefully clear that up as well.

 

Who knows? Depending on technical challenges we may even be able to livestream the interviews. Perhaps by the end of it we will all see how we’ve all made a huge mistake and that in reality they are two almost saint like brothers and that in actual fact they were just ‘playing’ with the dog? Maybe they are just …. misunderstood?  This is like … Outreach.

 

We simply want to offer out an olive branch to these two poor boys who have been so persecuted (for no reasons). Even if each interview takes eight hours we are ready to open our hearts to these two lovable young men (who did no wrong). Maybe someone even photo shopped the abuse as part of some huge anti Frankish conspiracy aimed at discrediting these two angels?
That’s what we need to find out. We’ll be like social workers without the cords and sandals.

We’d also like to suggest to them a revolutionary new therapy I’ve been looking into. Research is in its infancy but its meant to be really good for the well being of the offender if (as an example) they did an interview while done up like two chickens. Not costumes – old feathers that are stuck on.

 

Its a bit like cognitive behavioural therapy – except with feathers and lots of clucking. As far as I am aware this ground breaking therapy has never before been offered out to any offender in this country. Shameful. Its high time we were more open minded to ‘alternative therapies’.
Obviously we can only work with them with their consent. But consent is something that can be obtained through gentle persuasion. We only have their best interests at heart, after all.

Their feelings are my feels. We just want to make sure they are okay, ask some stuff then see if they maybe need anything.

Is there any harm in that?

And we only want to suggest the chicken therapy thing because we care about them so much and don’t feel they should need wait until the UK catches up with the US. It works best if the setting is right. You cant do chicken therapy in an office. Needs to be the right setting for the person to get the full benefit.

Here’s an artists impression.

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It is the duty of all. Now is the time

Gone are the days when abusers and predators could act almost without fear of even being caught. The Internet shall be their downfall imo as well as other technology.

There is really no way we could have existed 25 yrs ago. We’d have had to rely on printing and posting a newsletter, something which would date very fast. I’d never have discovered the story that was my spark to form OF. I wouldn’t have been able to reach and get to know the people that I have. We wouldn’t be able to source half the things that we can find and hire today.

 

Less than 25 yrs ago it would have been almost impossible for us to court the press that we have. It would have been extremely difficult to wage a psychological war on two brothers so far away and so effectively that they just kept on running and running. It would also have been impossible to build the same networks and it would generally have been far harder to keep on top of everything.

 

We should be grateful to be born into this era and make absolute full use of those tools and that technology. We don’t even need to rely on the press covering an issue anymore. These days anyone can research a subject and have an article up inside an hour.

 

We should not waste this fine opportunity that we have.

 

We are indeed the only organisation in the UK that exclusively leads with a direct campaign for far more jail time for abusers. When you have limited resources and manpower you need a clear and simple goal that is achievable – and that would make a historical impact. We wouldn’t have the means to spread into other areas without it detracting from our primary goal.

 

However.. it should be public knowledge that while that is true we are certainly not adverse to making an example of someone the way we did last year.
I think that to do so is entirely legitimate when there is an example that stands above the rest. They shouldn’t feel confident that they can be caught and just slink off anymore. Those days are gone. There’s no hiding place in this day and age and should there be another one we feel a need to make an example of – then we will not hesitate to do so.
They will never get peace. They’ll never know what’s happening next or when. They’d move. They’d get found. They’d move again. We’d find them again, one way or the other. We’d keep moving them on and moving them on until they were reduced to wearing hoodies in the summer or living in a rat infested B&B again. We’d have them cringing any time they picked up the local paper. Over and over and over. We would expose their actions and activities again and again so that they could never come back from what they did.

 

(Fanboy)

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These are not people you need tell lies about. The truth is often far more damning. These are not people that you even need risk your own liberty by laying a glove on. That only puts the police in an impossible position where they have no choice but to charge you, even though in private they’d prefer not to.
Don’t think the ordinary cop likes these dregs. They don’t. They probably despise them as much as we do, esp their dog division. They want to cut you slack but they cannot do so if you are clearly and blatantly assaulting people or arranging their assault.

 

It is however entirely legitimate to calmly let the tax paying public know the truth as many times and as relentlessly as your imagination allows. If it so happens that the truth burns their lives – well that’s on them. We are not here to protect their interests.

 

If we see a case in which someone who is obviously a clear danger being free to move into a neighbourhood with vulnerable targets – we would not hesitate to inform the people. Wewould simply give them the facts of their actions and  alert them to where the predator was. It would be wrong to do anything less since by not doing so an unwitting person could be a target (or their pets). I don’t really care at all about the interests of the abusers. I only care that if they are free to walk among good people that good people at least have half a chance.

 
You would never be able to stand in front of any authority and make a case for mashing someone into the ground with a baseball bat. We can definitely make an absolute case to say that neighbours deserve to be forewarned if some sadistic weirdo has been foisted upon them. We can make a rock solid case that if we stick to the known truth then we are free to hang them on that truth and those actions that are a matter of public record.
These types of guys are not strong guys. Even if they were mentally very strong they’d still find utterly relentless exposure and pressure completely suffocating. Their oxygen is secrecy. Remove the secrecy and they struggle to thrive. The average person cannot begin to imagine being at the other end of something that just never goes away. Every single thing we do which makes the press must be pre faced with a back story. The press have no choice – our name invites it.
The only reasons we slowed down with the brothers exposure was largely due to the fact that people were getting a bit stuck on it too much. At the end of the day we need to get a much bigger win and that would be to secure long prison sentences for all freaks of this type in the future.

 

No amount of exposing them in interesting ways was going to address that part. We kept it up for the entire summer and beyond – but you cannot just stay fixed on that one tactic over and over and nothing else. It would start to lose legitimacy as time went by if that’s all it were.
Then there are simple logistics issues. When you only have so many pairs of hands you almost need to choose one proper goal and go with that. Its not possible to be so multi sided with a small team and limited resources. In an ideal world we would be able to compartmentalise what we do and do each with excellence. But we have neither the manpower nor the funds to sustain that. Faced with that you must then prioritise.

 

We could not bring the dog back to life, there is no obligation in law for their type of crime to be reheard and we had ragged them for the entire summer. Their faces and actions had marked them out for life. There’s not a whole lot you can do with them after that.

 

We could only ever put the facts and truth out there – it would then by down to people in that community to determine what to do about it. In one case they didn’t need to do anything – we found out who their landlady was. We got in contact and we sent her their pics. They and their mother had rented a property under new names (which we had). The landlady was totally unaware. We made her aware and insisted she boot them out. She booted them out and was thankful to us.

I think on the last occasion we exposed them we just decided it was really up to the neighbours and community to go do the legitimate things to get them out. I orchestrated a business boycott in Darlington at one point and we had about twelve people calling up schools and companies in Darlo. But when all is said and done we cannot be everywhere and doing everything at one time. Its always the choice of the people what they wish to accept in their own back yard.
With all of that being said we can get on with the bigger picture, let them get all cosy and comfortable again and, just when they think its all cool again – we can unravel them again.

 

What they did is imprinted on my mind. I will never forget it and for that reason I will never forget them. The fact that their actions haunt me means that I must haunt them with truth. They should never ever think I have forgotten them. They should simply be grateful that they remained passive and kept their mouths firmly shut. Maybe it is possible to teach these mutants new tricks? They’ve learned to run. They’ve learned to hide. They’ve learned the benefits of them being passive. I guess if we had a stick we could make them chase it as well.

And if a case of that type catches our attention again then we will spin our wheel of misfortune and they will be the ‘special’ one.

 

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Its not a good place to be our radar. AF was crying and everything.

And our only weapons? Truth and exposure.

 

In terms of that grander goal? I am confident we can get there with that since it is so wonderfully simple yet effective. If I didn’t think it was possible then I wouldn’t waste my time as there are few other gains to be found.

 

I’d rate the chances as fairly good. Fairly good would turn into a near stick on if we had a great deal more resources and means to drive it on.

 

Its not the eventual outcome I have doubts about. Its the time span.

 

I don’t want some victory that happens in the dim and distant future. Too little too late. I want a clear and easy to measure victory within a fairly short time frame. That time frame is PURELY shaped by the level of direct aid we get.

So, you know, do that. Give us aid. Giving us aid speeds the victory process up.

Prolific

You can pick almost any sort of crime or offence and what you will find is that there are big regional differences in how common that particular crime is. All cities probably experience the same sorts of crimes but not on identical levels.

In Glasgow knife crime is/was a big problem. Travel East 40 miles to Edinburgh and the problem is small by comparison. Yet both are obviously Scots with very little in terms of distance between the two cities.

There are other cities (mainly in England) in which gun related offences will be higher than any other. There will be cities who score highly for the most sexual offenders. All of that data is out there for anyone that cares to look into it.

The same can be seen in the US. There are whole states where a particular type of crime is prevalent while in other states it wont be anything like as big a problem.

Ask any American and they will set your straight.

I cannot deny what my eyes have seen this past year. There seems to be a disproportionate amount of animal cruelty in areas that keep on cropping up time and again. More so than they should if all areas were exactly the same. Broadly speaking the two areas I notice it most in are the Cleveland area and I suppose what might be classed as Tyneside.

 

This obviously does not mean I never see stories from anywhere else. I do. I just see far too many that come out of there for it to be ignored. When Scotland tried to address its knife crime problem they focused most of their resources on the city and areas where knife crime was most pernicious. That’s just logical. I scan the press every single day and when you do that you start to see patterns emerge. One of those patterns is a far higher than average number of pet abuse cases coming from those areas.

 

I have no idea why, but whenever I am presented with a story I’d put money on it being in one of those two regions that I would in Norfolk, Edinburgh, Aberdeen or Bath.

 

I don’t know if that is then mirrored in other ways, example, are there are disproportionate number of child abusers or cases of domestic violence? Worth looking into.

 

If it proves that there is some truth to it it doesn’t make the entire area and all the people bad. It doesn’t mean the issue doesn’t exist anywhere else. It would simply mean that for whatever set of reasons its more commonplace in said regions.

 

It could be any number of reasons rather than one. The temptation is to glibly blame it all on ‘poverty’. But I have always personally found the poverty argument an insult to the not well off, most of whom are not insane like that and who do not do those things.
It also infers that these predators are somehow victims and if only we’d given them more free stuff they wouldn’t have done what they did.

 

Its not financial poverty that is the root of this – its moral and social poverty. Money does not buy you that. Not to mention that we’re not speaking about areas that are detached from the rest of the country and part of the third world. It might be down to greater drug use. It might be down to greater levels of alcohol misuse. It might be several more reasons on top. I can only tell you that in our experience far too many cases seem to be coming from the two stated regions.
Not looking too good for Cleveland in this chart either.

Prevalence of domestic abuse by PFA, combined years from April 2013 to March 2016, CSEW

Source: Crime Survey for England and Wales, ONS.

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There are pet and child abuse stats out there as well but they don’t seem very thorough city by city in this country as they are in the US. It becomes murkier and harder to measure them with any true degree of accuracy.

This was and remains a national issue. But I cannot deny what my own eyes see and if I see an excess of cases coming from the same areas then it is better for all to perhaps admit there is a particular issue in certain areas.

I am totally at a loss as to why we see so many cases coming out of one or two regions. I’m not from those areas so I cant really speak from the position of having grown up there. I guess there are sociologists who would give the issue a go but I’d actually prefer to hear from ordinary folk in those areas.

No one is better placed than they are to perhaps give us the low down on why this seems disproportionate in their region.

Especially if they have a few generations of family there because they can then give an excellent account.

 

With that being said in terms of drug use it seems that Nottingham hold the title for that. Newport was next.
In terms of general violent assaults? Blackpool, Portsmouth and Southampton scored highest.
Across the whole of England and Wales police forces recorded a total of 758,212 assaults.
Durham had the most number of animal abuse reports according to this. The region of Yorskshire doesnt come out well here either.
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Hampshire is cited as among the worse according to this source

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Teeside is cited here as a problem area

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Teeside women admits anti freeze poison plot

A women from Thornaby in Teeside has taken to social media to admit a series of attempts at pet poisoning by use of anti freeze.

In a sinister series of posts Evans openly confesses and freely admits to her actions.

Here are a sampling and in her own words;

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Anyone that would do this clearly has something wrong with them and should be investigated. This is not something she has casually considered doing – as you can see she confesses to having done it.

 

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Not only would any cat that consumed Ethylene glycol likely die. So would any mammal(or bird)  that also happened to consume it. That means wild animals as well. In fact only a complete clown would purposefully leave Ethylene glycol in open exposure. And a clown with a clearly sinister little mind.

 

I don’t care what her super precious issues are with neighbours. You do not and cannot go laying Ethylene glycol down that way. It is a clear criminal offence and on that basis alone she should be investigated.

 

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Here she is casually planning a poisoning campaign while whining about a trampolene on the back end. This demonstrates the mental disconnect and near psychopathic disregard for consequences.

Consequences which include…

Nausea and vomiting
Mild to severe depression
Wobbly, uncoordinated or drunken-appearing gait (ataxia) or movement and knuckling
Twitching muscles
Short, rapid movements of the eyeball
Head tremors
Decreased withdrawal reflexes and righting ability
Increased urination and increased thirst (polyuria and polydipsia)

 
What an example for a mother to set a child.

 

You can set your watch by this. Rather than self reflect and see that she is the one to blame here she will unquestionably now go through the tedious process of somehow trying to come over as the victim. She may even start ranting and raving.

We don’t care.

She can rant and rave all she wants. She’s the one who is admitting criminal behaviours and not us. She can save her ranting for when the authorities arrive to question her. She chose to do this. She chose to put it out there for all to see. She even defended her actions.

That’s fine.

 

Now she must answer for them.
Normal people do not do this.

Complacency Kills

One additional reason why I remain quietly optimistic. You can add it to the ten from yesterday.

As bad as things might seem we are actually starting from a reasonably manageable position. By and large most dog owners in this country are decent people who do their best by their dogs. I can walk around my city and I will almost never see strays, I do not witness open abuse on a daily basis and most people are still very much angered by these issues.

 

That’s a much better starting point than many other countries I could name. Many countries in Eastern Europe are in a far worse position than this. Strays are common place, abuse is rife and I don’t think the people or even the Governments of those countries share the same perceptions as we generally do about these issues.

We are starting out from a much stronger and healthier national position than that. I’ve been assured from various sources that the conditions in Romania and Hungary are eye popping compared to here.

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Then you look outside of Europe to say Asia. Imagine trying to do what we do in China. I’m not convinced their leaders would be as cool about me mocking and deriding them as our leaders. I’d probably be served up with noodles for my troubles. Not to mention the fact that the Chinese themselves have a completely different perception of dogs and cats. They eat them for one thing. Imagine trying to over turn an entire culture like that and deal with such a Government as well?

I’m not sure if Chinese people always did that by the way. When I was reading up on about the Shar Pei last week I read that the breed nearly died out in the 70’s’. Why? Because when China became a hard core Communist country Mao slapped a ban on breeding dogs and he placed a huge tax on anyone with dogs. In already meagre Communist conditions the people had no choice but to get rid of their dogs – and many were eaten. It was only the fact that a man from Hong Kong contacted an American magazine in the 70’s that stopped the Shar Pei becoming extinct altogether.

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We are obviously in a far better position than that.

 

I cannot help but note that the countries where dogs tend to come off worse in are either communist or former communist regimes. All of E Europe was once under their grip. Its not amazing coincidence. The reality is that in the insane ideology of Communism they attempt to equalise everyone … by forcing them into a situation where they are all equally poverty stricken – save for those at the top.

Then you have the fact that under Communism the people themselves were grossly under educated. What do you end up with after a few generations of that? You end up with a downtrodden people who are terrified of their Government and whose very existence is just survival. It will clearly alter their entire perception of everything – including toward animals.

 

We in Britain have a very good chance here and should thank our lucky stars. We are not working with a Government who are going to vanish us into the night. Britain is a wealthy nation – we have not inherited a people who were spawned from decades of harsh Communist rule. We do not have any of those historical or cultural issues that we need to spend many years cutting through. We already live in a country where most pets are treated fairly well and where most people would see abuse as abhorrent.

 
We should all feel fortunate that we are starting from a position which should be winnable. My only critical observation is perhaps we’ve had it too good and for too long and now our people have grown complacent? I think we’ve become a little too decadent and a little too ‘fattened’ as a people. We’ve sort of kidded ourselves that a good and healthy civilisation is assured to us by dint of us being Britain.

 

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It does not work that way. You are lucky to have been born into a nation whose people were not from these harsh communist regimes. You are fortunate that you’re not required to tackle something woven into the very habits of the society, such as the Chinese dog meat trade. You are lucky that organisations like ours can exist freely without genuine fear of us being murdered by Government agents. You are fortunate that you are so freely able to condemn Governments in the harshest of terms without consequences. You are also fortunate that most people in this country still have high enough levels of empathy to automatically see pet abuse as disgusting.

The reason that you have inherited all of the above is purely down to the fact that our ancestors made sacrifices. A nation is like a garden. If you do not keep tending to it it will go bad and run wild.

 

And that’s where we are today. We have a great ‘garden’ in many ways. We have freedoms that were secured by the blood and sweat of our ancestors. But we have grown bloated and we have grown complacent. We have ceased tending to the garden and now the poison ivy is running rampant.

 

We need to do some serious ‘weeding’ here.
That’s why you should step up and give us your support.

The Ten City Table Contest – Now Open!

Here are the ten biggest cities in the country by population.

London.
Birmingham
Glasgow
Edinburgh
Liverpool
Bristol
Cardiff
Nottingham
Coventry
City of Wakefield
City X (see notes)

 

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That’s the boring bit and the goal isn’t to split hairs over any changes to population since I looked at that list! As you can see it pretty much covers the whole country one way or another.

I would ask that those who live in some small town or district to simply identify with the closest city listed.

These big cities are all very different in many ways. Yet they are all similar in one way at least – they are all blighted by this cycle in which dangerous predators are routinely walking free and right back into the neighbourhoods.

The other thing all ten will have in common is that they will all have many good people who would not be happy to fully realise the implications of such a dangerous person being at large in their city. One would be too many – but there are untold numbers of very dangerous people who are free who should not be free and in all ten cities.
We as a movement exist for one main reason – to bring an end to that culture on at least some level. Lets indeed start with extreme pet abusers since they are so obviously under sentenced and since they are so intrinsically linked to other abuses further down the line.
Let us get a grip on them and lets force so called political leaders to show some actual steel for once. If they can do it over tax matters or perceived hate speech(sic) then they can do it here.

That is why we want to take those ten cities and (in what’s meant to be a light hearted yet productive way) pit them against each other – but only in a race to achieve the same aims. So there would be no conflict only friendly rivalry – that’s the aim.
How do you take part?
Identify first with one of the ten.

 

If needs be pick the one nearest to you

 

City X is for those who are absolutely no where near any of the ten but want to take part

 

When you donate tell us where you are from. We’ll give a point per pound donated. So, if someone from Bristol donates a tenner they earn ten points for Bristol.

 

We will gradually create a league table showing which city is ahead on the overall points total.

Not only does this offer a bit of friendly competition but over time we will begin to see where more and more of our support is being drawn from.

 

All will be fair between competing places. If someone did a tombola and it raised £200 that would score their city 200 points straight off. So small groups of people in a city can get together and work together. It doesn’t all need to be about what individual contributions blow in. Limited to the imagination of people from those places.

 

Since our goals would obviously benefit all decent minded people in those ten cities it doesn’t seem a stretch that you might get a few from each getting into the spirit of it.

Feel free to share the contest around groups that are appropriate to those regions.

We’ll consider the competition open as of now.
Good luck
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Top Ten Reasons To Be Optimistic

1) Despite on going funding issues you still have Operation Frankish as a reality. We aren’t an idea that is from the past. We aren’t one for the future. We are a reality in the here and now.

For all our funding struggles (which in effect cause all our other struggles) we remain the only recognised movement in all of the UK who are exclusively going after the goal of much tougher prison sentences for the sort of abusers that turn your stomach. Other charities etc will endorse it as an overall part of what they are and do. But we are designed and shaped to purely go after that goal. There’s nothing else exactly like that in this country and that alone should give real optimism. There are many European countries that do not have an Operation Frankish and whose animal lovers and generally kind hearted public wish they had.

 

2) While we still exist there is always a chance that someone with the means will discover us and decide to seriously back our work. This is not at all unrealistic given that there are 770,000 millionaires in the UK and at least one of them would very likely back us if they knew of us. The longer we can exist the greater the chance that one such person would eventually find us and back us. That would be a game changer.

 
3) Despite underfunding we have still managed to get the funds for just about every event we have wanted to do. Its been a scrape at times but we have almost always got there. That is still the case, we are still at least getting enough to still do events. Its never really gone up or down in a year but at least we are still able to do events.

 

4) The next event is already funded.

 

5) In very recent months I have started to notice a greater number of those convicted actually being sent to prison, albeit for too short a time. However, this shift is good as it creates a habit and a culture of sending them to prison more often. We need only give them the powers to send them away for longer.

 

6) In April magistrates in England will be working under new guidelines. One of those is that any abuse involving recording devices is to get the maximum. That means those like the brothers. That’s who they had in mind when they came up with that one and they had it in mind because they’ve never been out of the media. As before, you need only then aim to give courts greater powers to send them away for longer.

 
7) While its true that far too many people talk the talk but don’t actually do a thing on the flip side the people we have who are for real are all very dedicated, serious and intelligent people. You can achieve a great deal with a small number of such people. Far more than you could with a disorganised baying mass.

 
8) We are only one year old. I bet we are in a better position than the RSPCA were after year one!

 
9) The arguments not to implement these changes are weak. This is good as it makes it very much easier to go after.

 
10) We really one require to win big once to change the entire course of pet abuse laws forever. And many things would follow from those changes. The abusers on the other hand must rely on being lucky forever.

 
Those are the ten primary reasons that certainly give me some cause for true optimism and they should give you cause as well.

When you have something that is clearly and obviously fighting your corner and for your issues then it should always give you hope. Hope is only lost if there is nothing and no one standing up and at least trying to fight for you.

Our movement is actually very simple for anyone to understand and relate to. It is true that we have other related goals and ambitions that go beyond just the prison sentences. But it is fair to say that the prison sentences drive makes up about 98% of what we are about.

That’s why it is very easy for anyone at all to understand what we are. We do not complicate it beyond that. We don’t get into the whole meat industry standard thing. We make zero demands on people in terms of their lifestyle, we’re not vegetarians or anything so we are representative of the majority. I know of people that cant relate to PETA because they find them far too ideological about that side of things. We don’t get into it. There are others who do it and they would probably do it better than I would do it. Its a whole different sort of area.
What we want is very simple and yet despite being so simple it would have a monumental impact on the present inexcusable levels of pet abuse – we want and we insist that the Government penalise the most extreme cases with sentences of at least five years.

Anyone can relate to that.

Also very simple to understand is who the enemy are. There is no grey area with this. Many subjects if not most have some level of grey. That’s why we don’t get into those other issues I mentioned as well – its full of grey areas.

There is no ambiguity with this. There is no grey area. What you see is what it is. And what you see is flat out zoosadism.
This makes it very distinct from these other areas in this sense. I guess you can feel sorry for the fish and the chickens that are caught or bred for the industry but in all of time and in all cultures mankind has always consumed certain creatures for sustenance. Not all cultures and peoples eat the same meat and fish mind you. Some will not eat pork. Others will not eat beef. Others will not eat shell fish. Their reasons are always religious and only involved a few exemptions.

This is very different to expected social norms between family members and pets. It is not and never ever has been a social norm for members of a family to do what the ilk of Frankish did.

That would never and in no era have been seen as a generally socially acceptable way to be. There has never been a time when that sort of interaction was considered the done thing in our society. Their actions would always have been seen as evil and demented. They would have looked that way ten years ago or fifty. They would look that way in Germany or Sweden or the USA.
And that’s because they are. It is completely and totally abnormal and the absolute inversion of the person/dog bond. It is a window right into the heart of that persons true nature and what you are seeing is not good. Not good at all.
I’m not really sure why but I get the impression that many men sort of see our types of issues as ‘mainly done by women’. Maybe they think that way and hold that perception because when they think of animal welfare they do see a lot of females? I’m not sure but I definitely get a strong impression of that.

 

Men sometimes seem to have a perception that anything with an animal label is going to be a bit fringe and a bit too in their face with a bunch of other issues.

Men generally don’t like that. Men prefer a straightforward and simple thing to get behind and without all those other nuanced demands.

My message to men is that we aren’t like that. And you shouldn’t see this as some sort of female issue since the sort of people we want to cage are the sort of people that would very happily rape or abuse your children or wives.

 

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This is part of the reason we need to get them locked up. At least while inside they cannot be a threat and during that time we can figure out how best to move on from there. But we CANNOT have these types of people just roaming around. Stopping that isn’t a female issue. Its not some fairly limp issue – like Save The Clam.
Getting a grip on this and these offenders is none of that. If anything its masculine since you are (as much as the law allows) moving forward and looking to come down on them with a rod of iron and not listen to any more of their invented lies and sob stories (aka mitigating circumstances ™).

 

We’re not here to wring our hands and fuss over these offenders and spend the next 100 years analysing every aspect of why they are evil little cowards. They have free will. They have personal choice. And while it is true that environment can to some extent contribute, this still does not remove free will and choice.

Its all too easy to hide behind a tough lucky story and lets be honest – we could all offer one. If someone is fit to stand trial then they are fit enough to know right from wrong and they are fit enough to have free will. The courts and shabby defence lawyers have spent far too long listening to and pandering to these never ending tales of woe that just about every single paedophile or animal abuser will claim as soon as they are caught. They only want to play the victim and get gullible saps to feel sorry for them. Some can be quite convincing. I would suggest trusting none.

 
We exist to not exist. In order words we are here to secure one big result that will create its own dynamic shift and after that we wont have a reason to exist anymore. This is not like most organisations that are desperate to exist regardless. We are here to win. We are here to secure a straightforward result on a matter which should have been dealth with LONG before now. The fact that it hasn’t has created an imbalance. The imbalance is a generation of young (mainly) males who have no boundaries and who do not know of consequences.
We exist to make that imperfection right. Nothing can be constructed on that sort of imbalance and it always sends out a message that such pukes win. This serves to embolden them further. Our goal is to make the imbalance that has existed for so long correct.

 

If just one person from last year who was convicted or cautioned for pet abuse but who went free goes on to attack a kid or some girl in the street then you will see and understand why we are not some niche issue thing.

 

You must understand. We want to see the offenders properly punished. But we also want to prevent anyone or anything else falling victim to them and the only way to do that (at least until further notice) is to remove them from normal society. Within the boundaries of reality in this country that means prison. Liz Truss has just announced that some new one’s are being built. It will stop the most extreme while they are locked up. And who knows? Maybe after meeting a few real hard men for five years they’d think twice about acting on their own cowardly instincts again. Even if they do not they still must be punished and they still must be removed from normal society.

 

It is for all of the above that we can have a level of cautious optimism.

Things change very fast some weeks and I truly believe that if you have a sound and simple position and if you keep on doing good works then sooner or later you will catch a break. That’s not random hope speaking. Its numerical probability. It doesn’t mean that people can just sort of sit back and it will all happen by itself. It wont. You get out what you put in, as you do with anything.
Believe me, if in some parallel universe we could get every pet abuser and paedophile in a large field and just sort of do battle with them in a do or die scenario – I would be thrilled to be right at the front and ready to go. But that set of circumstances is clearly never ever going to happen. I’d turn up. I could get others to turn up. Its the opposition that would be a no show. Its just never ever going to be that way.

 

The only sustainable way to do this is to do so using the means already at our disposal. There are lots of things that the Government already have that could be used right away without much fuss or hassle.

They could change the law so that the most extreme got what they deserved in terms of jail time

They could cease paying benefits to anyone convicted of such behaviours. Why should they get help?

They could cease paying housing benefit to them. Ditto.

They could start speaking about the issue more often on political shows.

Party members and MP’s could be pushing their own Conservative Government using all and any legal pressure they can think of.
They could agree to set up a data base. Only someone that would put the rights of the abuser above the unsuspecting neighbours would disagree. They rightly have one for child abuse. If they considered it relevant for that then (with cross over in abuse) it is relevant for this.

 
Those are just a few examples of very simple things that they could and should do. Only improvements would follow and things would only get better. It would prevent many four legged and two legged victims. Perhaps your dog. Perhaps your toddler. But even if you are ‘lucky’ and not personally effected it should effect you and cause you to stir on some sort of basic and instinctive level.
Although I do get bored by a never ending cycle of people getting all angry I understand the basic anger. I am angry too. Its just that I elected to do something constructive with my anger or otherwise it would just eat you up and spit you out.

I do connect with the raw anger though. Albeit I absolutely believe this can only be won with rational actions I must admit that if my dog were a victim of what that little ‘Chunky’ went through then yes – that would be a different matter. That would be personal. I don’t go around casually talking and writing about violence because violence itself doenst impress me. Seen it all before. Been there. But there is obviously a line and something like that on some personal level would be WAY past my line. I quietly know what would then unfold and happen. But like I say – that would be personal. I clearly cannot treat the entire issue as if it were personal, that’s not how you change laws.

 

Doing the things that we do are what pressure Governments into changing laws. It can even be used to get private companies to change position, but we are using it here to change actual laws.

The creatures who are doing these acts are horrible and disgusting predators.

We should be hanging our heads in shame when so much as ONE of them gets an easy time and a free pass.

Too many ministers have made fools of the people for too long. They have had the power to prevent more victims and they delay.

Too many feral little brats have been getting away with far too much extreme behaviour for far too long – then rewarded with free stuff to “help them”.

We NEED to get a grip on these beings.

It is that simple and there is no middle ground. Either we get a grip on them and spare untold numbers of victims or we allow these inbred little morons to keep giving the middle finger.

I know I am NOT accepting anything other than getting a vice like grip on these people.

You should accept nothing less either.

We are all about achieving that. Anything after that would be a bonus.
Whatever your sex or status I would ask you to not concede your country to this horrible predatory phenomenon. You will do so at your peril. Take that as being the sort of warning a good friend that cares would offer.
Get behind us today.

 

An Open Message to British Pet Food Companies

‘PFMA has over 70 member companies which collectively represent around 90% of the UK pet food market. Below you can see a list of all our members (manufacturers and suppliers) listed alphabetically, with a link to their websites’.

http://www.pfma.org.uk/members-of-pfma

70 member companies that represent 90% of the UK pet food market. Collectively that must be a multi million £ industry. There’s nothing wrong in business profits. That’s why they exist. With that being said there are certain kinds of business which, at least in my view, should be about more than balance sheets alone.
Their entire existence relies purely on people owning and caring for pets. I therefore believe that there’s a fair argument for saying at least one of those 70 listed companies should give something back. Something that will make a real and perhaps historical difference to the culture of pet ownership in this country and in a wholly positive way.

Apart from anything else it would very obviously be good PR for any of the 70 to do so. Imagine being THE pet food company whose assistance helped us to secure historical and radical shake ups to the sentencing system?
They could then truly and publicly claim to be a company that really did care about more than profits alone. Ironically that type of company often end up with more profits as a result.
It is with all of the above in mind that I invite any one of the 70 listed to step up and help us make it possible for us to win this long overdue victory against those whose sole aim is to destroy pets.
Many of them will be able to show good profits.
All that we ask is that one of them takes a tiny fraction of that profit and donates it to our cause so that we can fight more and fight better for what must be done.
Here is how YOU (the reader) can help.

 

Open the link to the list
Select at least five from the list
Tweet them the link to this article
Google who the CEO of your chosen five are
E mail them together with this link

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Results of our survey March 2017

1) Are you

A) Male 34%

B) Female 66%

2) Age group
A) 18-25 nil
B) 25-40 11%
C) 40-55 11%
D) Over 55 78%

 

3) Do you own any pets?

A) Yes 78%
B) Have done but not at moment 22%
C) No nil

 

4) Are you a parent and/or grand parent?

A) Yes 67%
B) No 33%

 

5) Have you ever been personally and directed effected by any of the issues we campaign on?

A) Yes 22%
B) No 78%

 

6) Do you have a relative or close friend that’s ever been effected by any of the issues we campaign on?
A) Yes 22%
B) No 78%

 

7) Were you satisfied that the RSPCA retained their powers of prosecution (as opposed to any alternative)?

A) Yes 55%
B) No 45%

 

8) How safe do you feel in your own community?
A) Extremely 68%
B) Quite safe 32%
C) Not very nil
D) Not at all nil

 

9) How much faith do you have in your local police?
A) A great deal nil
B) Quite a lot 40%
C) Not much 30%
D) Almost nil 30%

10) Have you ever communicated with your MP in relation to these issues?
A) Yes and it was unsatisfactory 34%
B) No 34%
C) Yes and it was satisfactory 32%

11) Which of these (taken in isolation) do you think would lead to the biggest drop in the numbers of victims and abusers if applied and reviewed in five years time?
A) Five year prison terms for abusers 55%
B) Raise the quality of owner with people specific legislation and licences 45%

12) Would you like to see our next campaign be …
A) Something that again reinforces the push for 5 yr sentences 45%
B) An event that pushes the idea of people specific legislation 34%
C) An event which is specifically anti dog fighting 21%

13) Have you ever donated?

A) Yes 22%
B) No 78%

14) Which of these cities would you like us to have presence in? (excludes any that we have)
A) Birmingham 11%
B) Liverpool 67%
C) Newcastle nil
D) Leeds 22%

 

15) What do you see as our (as in all of us) greatest obstacle to victory?
A) The PM and/or Liz Truss 34%
B) Insufficient action and drive from the people 66%

16) Where do you read about our work most of all?
A) Facebook 34%
B) Our site/blog 56%
C) On Twitter 10%
D) By following press stories nil

17) Do you think a proven pet abuser can ever be reformed?
A) Yes, depending on the severity 34%
B) Yes, I think most people can be reformed 22%
C) In most cases, no. 22%
D) Not ever no matter the degree or severity 22%

 

18) How receptive (be honest) would you be to the idea of an actual physical presence in London in late summer?
A) I’d attend nil
B) I’d attend and help organise 23%
C) I’d support it but probably would not attend 67%

19) What most catches your attention on our FB page?
A) A news story about OF and our cause 77%
B) A news story about the latest abuse case 12%
C) Visual images 11%

20) Would you be in a position to organise your own fund raising event for OF?
A) Yes 45%
B) No 55%

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Open Message to British Philanthropists

Britain may lack many things. The one thing it does not lack are millionaires.

There are at least 715,000 millionaires in Britain. A quite phenomenal number when you consider it. Furthermore, the number of British millionaires has shot up by 40 per cent in the past five years, with one in every 65 adults now classed as having a seven-figure fortune.

Despite the politics of envy always painting millionaires as being heartless and greedy, that’s not the reality at all. Many are just successful at what they do. Their personal fortunes is no measure of their morality one way or the other, just as someone’s poverty is no measure.

I would suspect that a great many of that 715,000 are parents and very possibly dog owners and animal lovers.

Contrary to this Lex Luthor image that’s often unfairly pinned on all wealthy people the truth is that many are philanthropists who happily and gladly give money away to causes that they consider to be doing good works. Smart and successful people get that to do good works you cannot function on thin air. It takes what they understand – money.

Our message here is for them and its very simple – make yourself know to us and consider helping us financially so that we can win this very important fight.

 

They can be as low or high profile about it as they wish. Many wealthy philanthropists prefer to give in a quiet and understated way. It makes no difference to us which way they prefer. What would make all the difference would be for them to make themselves known.

 

When you consider that there are over 700,000 millionaires in this country it does not seem statistically impossible that one or two may read this appeal, look into our dedication and body of work and accept this open invite to aid us.

If we were able to generate about ten times more of everything we have done this past year then within relative short order it would create enough of a political tsunami that we’d very soon be on our way to the punishments for these sick offenders finally fitting the crime.

The only way we can possibly do that is with the finances to give us the chance. We have a working model, a body of work, we have a direction and we are the only recognised organisation in the entire country whose whole raison d’être is to secure long overdue proper punishments for these offences.
The only thing we lack is sufficient capital to take it beyond that. We need to be in a position where for the next six months we can push this into the big press and general media almost every week. We can do that. We lack only the revenue to give us a fighting chance.

With a tiny budget and just a small number of people working flat out we have been able to punch well above our weight and have come much further than we really should have been able to with such limited resources. We have proven ourselves. We are not an idea – we are a reality.

With a real budget we’d be able to win this fight – of that I am confident. With a real budget we could force this into the press almost weekly, we could ramp up our campaigns, we do do bigger and better campaigns, we could generate such a body of pressure that it would force the Governments hand.

 

I could list a dozen additional and important things we could do with a proper budget and I’d be more than happy to expand on those if in fact a potential philanthropist did step forward.

 

We are ready and we are willing to make the step up and win this battle. We do not want to waste five or ten years talking shop while nothing actually changes. We desire a tangible victory in a relatively short time.

This is not as complex as some may believe. In any given year there may be two dozen cases that come to light that could be considered in the same category of extreme as the infamous Frankish case.

This is not a number that would collapse the prisons to absorb, especially since there are new prisons being built.
This is not a number that would collapse our economy to deal with.
This is an absolutely manageable number that could be dealt with and held up as a new standard and a new example.
The first dozen offenders who were sent to prison for five years would generate its own mass media coverage. Nothing would serve as a better warning. Nothing would act as a better way of sending out a message that such sadistic behaviours are simply not tolerated by our civilisation.

I absolutely believe we can achieve our very simple but effective goal by simply doing far more of what we have been able to do – and more often.

I absolutely believe that an intense and relentless push over the next half a year would very likely take this nation where it needs to be – a nation where the sadist is not tolerated and is punished.

As quick a victory as possible is essential. We have had years and years of talking and what we now need is immediate action. Every year that goes by under the status quo means untold numbers of new victims that did not need to be victims. Pet victims and human victims.

If one philanthropist in all of Britain gave us a working budget of £20k I would be quite confident that with that money I could generate enough of a political storm to win this properly and in a time span that wouldn’t be measured in years.

We are serious and open to contact in confidence from serious people.

We can be reached by e mail – opfrankish2016@gmail.com
We are also more than happy to talk over the phone.

Thanks

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