Public Declaration Of Finances, 2013
I have ALREADY lodged my personal financial information and several other pages of additional information to the Australian authorities for inspection in accordance to Anti-Money Laundering and Counter-Terrorism Financing (AML/CTF) laws in Australia, in accordance with which every financial institution in Australia, including PayPal Pty Limited, has to comply.
My accounts were examined and dismissed.
Any other explanation outside the official authorities findings is slander and defamation
I have no knowledge of any other donations that were sent to either NoToDogMeat or the World Protection For Dogs and Cats In The Meat Trade, whether money was sent mentioning my name or my trip to South Korea. I have no knowledge of it because I never had any login details or names to any of the accounts, including paypal and multiple bank accounts that donations to NTDM or WPDCM may or may not have been sent to.
The donate button was only in existence for 10 weeks (10), I then removed it of my own accord.
Putting a donate button on Chiffon River was discussed a number of times between myself and Ms. deCadenet, who had full knowledge of the donate button’s existence and full knowledge of every donation made, except the donation on July 19th because I was flying to South Korea. That donation – which has been fully refunded to the donor Brigit Pimm – was made only hours before I cancelled the donate button on Chiffon River (which I have never replaced.) Cancelling the button I was unaware the payment had been made and while in Korea, I never thought to look at my paypal account. Chiffon River ‘s donate button was only used for a very short time with FULL KNOWLEDGE from NTDM and WPDCM (correspondence confirms my statement.)
Early donations were used to recover some of the costs of making the film BOKDAYS which I made at very short notice using 20 year old footage. The bulk of the BOKDAYS footage and photographs was originally from Mark Jordan who gave written permission for it to be used. The final minute of the film was also 20 + year old footage which had been passed to Kyenan Kum (not filmed by her), who gave written permission for me to use it. I still had to write the story and build the dated footage into a cohesive film format, choose music and add massive editing, plus add my own voice-over narration. All of this was done against a tight deadline. Read what happened to the Bokdays film.
Twenty year old footage is not shot in HD and therefore I needed to purchase specific applications for boosting and many effects in colorization, music, sound and piecing together. Donations were also spent to promote BOKDAYS, including international shipping, burning discs, making posters and flyers, etc.
I purchased photo-storage for cross-sharing of large files between Don’t Let Them Eat Me and myself, because I needed to use the same brand he was already using. After receiving his footage I would edit it and make short videos.
Donation money was spent on promotional products too, such as flyers and banners, etc., as well as postage and shipping of various items; often at a shipping cost of $20 per item. Miscellaneous expenses also cover traveling costs to and from campaigns, entrance to events, food, etc.
South Korea Trip
I flew to South Korea on the cheapest available flight, flying economy. I personally spent over $1,000.00 of my own money on trip necessities, prior to traveling to South Korea in July, 2013. That $1,000.00 was NOT a donation toward NTDM, it was simply MY OWN MONEY – it was not from public donations and it was not a donation from me to NTDM. Among items purchased from my own money were multiple spy cameras, including the main one which was later stolen when I was assaulted by one of the dog butcher’s inside the market, on Thursday, 25th July, 2013, when an attempt was made on my life.
In South Korea, donations were used for travel to and from Moran Market each day; sometimes twice a day. (NOT Busan market as some have assumed.) Although a cheap but nice hotel had been suggested, at $60 per night and in close proximity to Moran Market, NTDM’s former CEO booked and paid for a much more expensive hotel in Gangnam, approximately three times the price. The room was very nice and spacious but added a tremendous amount of extra travel time and travel costs, in each direction, each day.
Donations were used to purchase two young dogs from a dog butcher, inside Moran Market, which I took to Craig’s pre-arranged vet who had a rehoming program where he had already rehomed thousands of animals into safe homes. I paid for the dogs to be vetted, their medications and for a few weeks stay at his clinic until safely rehomed. I arranged for several more animals, dogs and cats, to be accepted by the vet in the upcoming days.
As requested by De Cadenet, donations were used to purchase Dog Elixir from Moran Market, which took me a week of negotiation to gain the butcher’s trust before asking him to sell it to me. This is NEVER normally sold to foreigners and took tremendous effort on my part to convince the elixir-butcher that I could be trusted to have it. Dog elixir is made from dogs who are boiled alive and then herbs are added. Thirty minutes after buying the elixir, the phone call came thru and the attempt was made on my life.
A large amount of the donations were used to ship the dog-elixir from South Korea to the United Kingdom, using DHL priority, international shipping company. The shipping cost was very expensive. Ms. de Cadenet has the dog elixir in her possession. On my last day in South Korea, I thanked Craig “Craash” for his help in translations and helping me navigate the city.
Because Craig lived three hours away in each direction, he would have been traveling more than six hours a day, before being able to help me with translation, etc. Consequently he decided to rent a hotel room in Gangnam, however; because it was Boknal all the surrounding hotel rooms were fully booked out. The only rooms he could get were in the same costly hotel as I was staying.
On the final day with Craig as I was thanking him, he said his power was about to be turned off the next day, because he had spent all his money on staying in the Gangnam hotel, to help me. I could not justify allowing this to happen when he had done so much for me during the week.
I opened my purse and gave Craig what money I had leftover. From memory I believe Craig had spent around $800 on his hotel room, which was priced at last minute rates. I do not remember the exact amount of cash, but I know I gave Craig a substantial amount of money to repay him the cost of his hotel room and power bill.
As well as spending over $1,000.00 of my own money prior to traveling to South Korea, I also worked approximately 16 hours a day, seven days a week, for months without any wage. I never took any wage from NTDM at any time. My focus was and still is: fighting to help dogs and cats in the live-meat trade and I will continue to fight it until the trade is halted.
The following money was donated to ChiffonRiver.com during the months I was part of NoToDogMeat.
I, MICHELE BROWN, AM NOT A TRUSTEE FOR THIS ORGANISATION and have no association with it.
7 May, 2013 $10.00 received from Sun Lee. Paypal receipt #OD2554176X298743W
7 May, 2013 $50.00 received from Tom Price. Paypal receipt #099627407P215271W
8 May, 2013 $20.00 received fromMarion Dill. Paypal receipt #1XP0864357001780G
25 May, 2013 $100.00 received from D. Humphreys. Paypal receipt #3328721531731743
26 May, 2013 $100.00 received from Suzanne Aldrich. Paypal receipt #7EV56208AN2527004
26 May, 2013 $15.00 received from Theresa Coltman. Paypal receipt # 07E88158PD90932
28 May, 2013 $5.00 received from BehindTheGlassWillowStore. Paypal receipt #76642486A9477763S
29 May, 2013 $5.00 received from Steohannie Burlew. Paypal receipt #75D99219HL9547708
13 June, 2013 $5.00 received from Deborra Dunn. Paypal receipt #3JR791096L015580G
3. June, 2013 $120.00 received from Lorraine Price. Paypal receipt #4Y792274J2221672K
16 June, 2013 $10.00 received from Sue Griffiths. Paypal receipt #1C364317M3927232R
2 July, 2013 $20.00 received from Martina Jerabek. Paypal receipt #2JE71506R0334110N
3 July, 2013 $30.00 (fully refunded) received from Suthida Burintharasuchat. Paypal receipt #4UG015252T434944K
Please note: Ms Burintharasuchat’s donation was fully returned to her.
12 July, 2013 $20.00 received from Martina Jerabek. Paypal receipt #2JE71506RO334110N
19 July, 2013 $200.00 (fully refunded) received from Brigit Pimm. Paypal receipt # 7TL18382YV638090R
Please note: Brigit Pimm’s donation was fully returned to her,
Paypal receipt: #2AV408333D370263X
2 August, 2013 $10.00 received from Theresa Coltman. Paypal receipt #6CR961929U8403000
Minus – $230.00 refund
UPDATE: March 24, 2016: I sent a Registered Letter to the Committee of the WPDCMT / NTDM asking for merchandise which I have had stored at my house for three years, in pristine condition, to be collected by courier or I will give it to a local animal shelter to sell, to help their animals. I also included two photographs as physical evidence, as proof of existence of the merchandise.
I received no reply at all.