For owners of seized dogs who are considering starting up a Facebook group or page with the intention of obtaining some help and support, please bear the following in mind….
As regular visitors to this blog will know, with all the exposure the Hate Campaign have had which has shown them to be extremely spiteful and compulsive liars, you’d think they would lie low for a while and keep their noses clean. But they’re still playing nasty games.
You’ve sent us screenshots, and we’ve witnessed some of it for ourselves – Mel Page and Mel Rushmore in particular seem to have been even more careless recently, sending in Debbie Gathercole as reconnaissance whenever a mere sniff of someone with a seized dog hits Facebook.
If someone like Debbie Gathercole (who alters her Facebook name on a regular basis) is the only rep available to promote your organisation, you’re in real trouble.
Debbie has recently teamed up with Diane Fur Ever Percival, who at first seemed okay and certainly wouldn’t have got a mention here, but that all changed this week when she showed her true colours (link).
Facebook pages dedicated to seized dogs will always be pounced on by the HC and this week was no exception, with three at their disposal. Diane Fur Ever Pervical did a good job for Deed not Breed (by their base standards) convincing unsuspecting dog owners she was genuine.
How they work
Diane Percival gets herself promoted to admin on various Facebook groups dedicated to seized dogs, to which she then adds or ‘invites’ Debbie Gathercole, Michael MP Jones, Mel Page, Mel Rushmore, Lynda Milsom (among others), and almost immediately promotes Gathercole to admin. It’s a formula that has worked well for them on a handful of groups so far.
As Page and Rushmore were also members on at least two of those groups, it was under their watchful eyes that Gathercole shamelessly plugged Deed not Breed, especially when the dog’s owner had already chosen DDA Watch to assist them.
This week the Diane & Debbie Club could be seen playing tag, backing each other up and making comments to incite arguments intended to put doubt in the dog owner’s mind and discredit other people who knew what they were up to, and since Page and Rushmore were also on those groups, they couldn’t fail to see everything that was going on, hence their recent ‘pass the buck‘ statement (see below).
It hit the fan yesterday for Diane and Debbie when they were ticked off (and in one instance kicked off). That resulted in Page trying to disassociate herself from the pair of them. So she posted a statement which, for the rest of us, shows it’s actually about them – obviously not the effect Page was going for (see below).
We’ve been here so many times before with the HC – Page claims ‘other people’ are causing problems. She claims to disapprove of people starting arguments which are intended to bulldoze the owners of seized dogs into choosing Deed not Breed. She also claims to disapprove of anyone badmouthing DDA Watch, who Page and Rushmore obviously consider to be their arch rivals (it’s a one-sided thing on their part). And she claims it’s only and always ‘about the dogs’.
Those claims are shallow and transparent as usual. Page’s comments might hold water if she and Rushmore hadn’t been sitting on those groups in full view of everyone while the Diane & Debbie Show took place, at great length. And it’s still going on (see Update and below)
Page and Rushmore are very much aware Gathercole has been playing childish games over several months (link) in groups that held all the usual HC members, so why has Page only recently made a ‘disclaimer’ like that? Why didn’t she step in long before Gathercole and Percival started a mini-war in those groups?
She didn’t step in because they were acting with her full approval, and the only reason she’s trying to disassociate herself from it now is because Gathercole and Percival have no self-control, and they took the whole process too far.
It’s way too much to expect Mel Page to start telling the truth now, or even to take responsibility for anything she’s done, but she really does push her luck. According to her it’s other people’s fault if she’s a member of one of those groups because someone has ‘added her without asking first’ !
That’s odd. Could it be that Page doesn’t have the Facebook ‘leave group‘ option like the rest of us, or is it due to the fact that being on those groups for several days and/or weeks didn’t give her enough time to figure out how to leave? Maybe it’s just that she’s a compulsive liar.
If Mel Page is so against that sort of disgusting behaviour, how is it she didn’t mention something about it before, since Gathercole has been very active in literally plugging Deed not Breed for a long time (link), and in precisely the manner Page claims is not acceptable?
Page goes on about a lot of things in her speech and it’s all hot air and cowardly damage limitation, not worth picking over. Although we can’t leave out a mention of her ‘numbers’ comment because we all know that she and Ismay were completely obsessed with numbers in their Heather Jones days.
Never mind, at least she can still let it rip incognito on The Lav. Isn’t it amazing how much more time she has on her hands these days, since so many of her aliases have disappeared?
Mel Page and her sidekick Ted Ismay have threatened us with all sorts since we exposed them for what they are. Their ‘legal team’ is on the case apparently. We think it’s safe to say that isn’t true because Page alone has too much to lose. All her fake profiles and past misdemeanors will be exposed. Somehow we don’t think that’s a chance she’ll be willing to take, although many of us really wish she would 🙂
Diane Fur Ever Percival and Debbie Gathercole have worked hard this week on their vacuous ‘hacker’ story….
A seized dog came home and, shortly after, members of the group set up for him started disappearing at a rate of knots (a group in which Diane Fur Ever Percival and Debbie Gathercole happen to have recently wormed their way in as admins), so Diane and Debbie blamed the mass exodus on a hacker !
Goodness, that’s terrible. But hang on – why didn’t the dastardly hacker delete all of the members?
Come to that, why didn’t the hacker delete any or all of the admin? You’d think a hacker would have one thing in mind – to get rid of the admin and take over the group.
What a nice, kind and considerate hacker it was to conveniently leave all the admin intact. 🙄
Back in the real world – several people on that group left voluntarily; some because they had read this blog and others because they didn’t feel the need to be in the group any longer.
However, others were physically removed by Diane Fur Ever Pervical and Debbie Gathercole. In fact Diane has been so sloppy she’s been adding people back in to the group then removing and banning them again, seemingly forgetting that most people have email notifications set to ‘on’. And we’re sorry, again there are no prizes for guessing who she’s deleting.
We’ll leave you with some questions and a few reminders of what Page and Gathercole are all about.
Bearing in mind that in her speech Page is trying to disassociate herself from any criticisms made of DDA Watch:
- Has anyone ever heard anything negative about the proprietors of DDA Watch in relation to Deed not Breed?
- Has anyone ever been aware that the proprietors behind DDA Watch conducted a personal vendetta against anyone?
- Has anyone ever known DDA Watch to be anything other than professional, tactful, discreet and confidential?
- Has it occurred to everyone that in spite of the fact DDA Watch and Deed not Breed were both started in 2007, the disparity in numbers (DDA Watch 22,000+ -v- Deed not Breed 2,000+) might have something to do with the very one-sided resentment raging with members of the HC?
- Why is there such a disparity in numbers? How is it that Deed not Breed has so few members after six years?
It might have something to do with the fact that Mel Page has spent more time trolling in disguise, at least for the past two years, than she has helping people with seized dogs.
Debbie Gooner Gathercole (aka Bitter Lemon + various other aliases) recently complained:
“if you saw the blog that is written about me and diane you would be shocked”.
But apparently it’s not shocking for a family to be victimised for two years, or for a supporter of that family to have their employers contacted, and nor is it shocking that a Hate Campaign victim is stalked via anonymous phone call (link). In fact according to Gathercole that’s funny, all of it. Doesn’t she have a great sense of humour?
Here’s Mel Page talking about the demise of her troll page and promoting troll Hate Campaign website LLAAV (The Lav), neither of which she has/had anything to do with according to her!
Mel Rushmore as Larry Lawrence posting on a Hate Campaign page (now unpublished):
And here’s Page again – spot the (un)deliberate mistake :