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People worldwide gave generously for Mrs Yang (Yang Xiao Yun (杨晓芸) because they were told by the charity, ‘WORLD PROTECTION FOR DOGS AND CATS IN THE MEAT TRADE’ (WPDCMT) AKA ‘No To Dog Meat’ (NTDM), and via many different media sources throughout the world, how dreadfully she was struggling in dire circumstances to give sanctuary to her rescues.
“The charity utilised Mrs Yang’s identity, images, persona and international reputation as a rescuer of dogs from the Yulin dog meat festival (held in China on the summer solstice), to call specifically for donations for her and her shelter.” (quote from the petition)
In addition to the appeal for Mrs Yang on ‘Total Giving’ “the charity also invited their social media following to donate for Mrs Yang via the charity’s own website donation portal” (quote from the petition)
One donor confirmed that she had sent £5000 GBP directly to the charity CEO for the Mrs Yang appeal.
Nearly 2 years later, where Mrs Yang’s fund has been spent remains a mystery as the charity trustees and the Charity Commission for England and Wales continue to ignore appeals for transparency over this contentious fundraiser.
Visitors to this site will know that since the charity trustees made a (one day in August 2015?) visit to Mrs Yang’s temporary premises, in a derelict apartment complex, others have visited Mrs Yang and reported on her situation.
The two charity trustees claim to have seen many suffering dogs in immediate need but decided to turn their back on Mrs Yang’s tragic dogs, refused financial help and insisted that their charity retain the restricted fund for ‘other purposes’.
The two trustees (and friends) then flew to Los Angeles for a celebrity fundraiser for their charity.
Later appeals from the leader of a small group of ‘Friends of Yang’ (during her two trips to China to work alongside Mrs Yang) for the charity to release funds for immediate veterinary care fell on deaf ears.
The charity trustees reportedly told obliging Charity Commission employees, that the fund had failed, refused to refund the donors, and proceeded to trash the reputation of Mrs Yang in defence of their actions over social media, and, in a disgraceful very late ‘report’ (November 2015) on their website. The admin of the many FB pages for the charity have successfully managed to keep the Mrs Yang fund saga hidden from thousands of their FB supporters. A call was recently made for the charity to delete images of Mrs Yang it has continued to use as publicity posters.
Many donors remain in blissful ignorance of the situation; that their money never reached Mrs Yang. Donors who were alerted have been shunned by the charity and fobbed off by the Charity Commission when they complained.
Agents of the charity launched cyber-attacks on individuals speaking out for Mrs Yang, these attacks continue today. The CEO of the charity has been reported to have physically stalked certain individuals to their home and places of work, sending crackpot letters to their employers. One such written communication from the CEO threatened an employer that his business would suffer repercussions if he didn’t fire her victim.
Text below courtesy of https://www.facebook.com/YesAndNowGroup/ :
“Why has the Charity Commission for England and Wales chosen to hide how a restricted fundraiser that went viral on TotalGiving, created in the name of a Chinese dog & cat rescuer, Yang Xiao Yun (杨晓芸), was spent? The (90%+) majority of which never reached the beneficiary?
It is now increasingly impossible to conclude other than the Charity Commission for England and Wales, in spite of many complaints, have colluded with the charity UK registered charity, #1154524 ‘WORLD PROTECTION FOR DOGS AND CATS IN THE MEAT TRADE’ (WPDCMT) AKA ‘No To Dog Meat’ (NTDM), to blatantly stick two fingers in the air at donors and the public. The charity’s detailed Profit and Loss account on the CC portal has been concealed. That the restricted fund for Mrs Yang, the Chinese rescuer of dogs and cats, was spent ‘for other purposes’ is no longer in doubt. However, why is the CC hiding how/where it was spent?
We refer you to: http://apps.charitycommission.gov.uk/…/0001154524_AC_201605… where, for reasons best known to the Charity Commission for England and Wales, the final page (detailed Profit and Loss Statement) of submitted accounts has been omitted. And, also of note, the firm of independent examiner of the accounts states that it is unable to verify that the financial statements present a “true and fair view” relying only on explanations of the trustees.
We are only short of 300 signatures to reach 10k, to ask for an investigation: INVESTIGATE the UK registered charity #1154524 known as ‘No To Dog Meat’ (NTDM aka WPDCMT)
A background to the sordid history of how the vulnerable dogs and their rescuer in China have been exploited for cynical financial gain: https://charityobserver.wordpress.com/…/yang-xiao-yun-%E6%…/
Friends of Yang leaders, one of whom is Victoria Charlotte, challenged by the UK charity, have visited Mrs Yang on several occasions to investigate the disgraceful accusations circulated by the charity to defend their greed. The Charity Commission for England and Wales continue to ignore representation on behalf of Mrs Yang.
NB: With no disrespect to the independent examiners…….. they haven’t even accurately reported the amount of the Mrs Yang restricted fund in the financial period 25th May 2015 to 24th May 2016 which was on Total Giving alone (see screen grab) already standing, excluding Gift Aid and less Paypal charges, in February 2016, at £86,259 GB?” [sic]
*It is important to note that some donors set up monthly amounts to be sent to the charity for this cause and these monthly amounts are continuing to add to this restricted fund.
All monies are directed straight to the charity. The Total Giving company Raise Your Profile Ltd do not hold any monies for any period of time for any fundraiser.
“For those new to the case of the restricted fund naming Mrs Yang as beneficiary, Sophie Ling a dedicated and prominent volunteer for the UK charity resigned when the charity head insisted on tampering with the fund mission statement as the proceeds grew. Exactly why the Charity Commission for England and Wales have resisted addressing the multitude of complaints made about the UK charity purloining the restricted fund, and its reprehensible behavior bringing charity into disrepute, remains a complete mystery. That one woman, the head of the charity, has cajoled employees of the Charity Commission for England and Wales into accepting her machinations while ignoring complaints about her charity going back as far as 2013 (when a resigning trustee reports she lodged a complaint to the CC) can only be viewed as highly suspicious.” (The Yes And Now Group)
To track how the charity head, Ms Julia de Cadenet, several times altered the title and the mission statement of the restricted fund : https://www.facebook.com/YesAndNowGroup/posts/1146735602121236
Other fundraisers created (http://www.totalgiving.co.uk/charity/notodogmeat) on behalf of the charity, calling itself on the Total Giving fundraising platform, NO TO DOG MEAT FOUNDATION, have not fared so well. The largest amount raised for the charity on Total Giving, on any one appeal, was £5155 GBP. It has taken the charity nearly two years to raise £1957 GBP, without Mrs Yang as a poster figure, on an appeal for dog meat trade dogs & cats.