Direct Action Everywhere reneges on its promise to pay Rachel Ziegler's legal fees
There’s a support network of us where each of us have our own stories. The depth of DxE’s wrongs and evils goes so deep. We are desperately trying to raise awareness, particularly to save young girls from falling into their web.
Thank you so much for elevating my story on your platform. It is very well-written and I'm sure that it will have an impact on many people who read it. So many people have left DxE and been met with harassment, verbal abuse, slander, and have been blocked from doing the important work of advocating for animals. The more people who speak up, the harder it will be to dismiss all of us.
This news makes me ill. My efforts have always been to support women lead groups. Just do not trust men. I am so disgusted. and the mention of trafficking… Trafficking? 🤬🤮😖😤
It's unconscionable for this multi-million dollar organization to be so spiteful, petty and greedy. Rachel can't afford to pay for good legal counsel, for problems created by actions she did for DXE.
DXE is supposed to be a charitable organization, but its money is effectively controlled by one person, Wayne Hsiung. DXE has at least 3 financial entities: "Direct Action Everywhere," "Compassionate Bay," and "Friends of DXE." Friends of DXE, being the wealthiest of those, has a named board, but is made of people who have nothing to do with DXE. (Those people are Hsiung's non-vegan sister, and 2 of Hsiung's friends from the University of Chicago.) The form 990 tax returns from Friends of DXE show that the entity is essentially a big money maker, spending less than half of the money it fundraises. From the years 2015 to 2021, Friends of DXE accumulated net assets of over $4 million, on fundraising revenue totaling $7.2 million. [ref. https://www.facebook.com/groups/1762068997432490/permalink/2934048653567846/ ]
DXE's employees are misleadingly called "fellows," which enables DXE to skirt fair labor laws and to avoid paying FICA taxes. The primary purpose of DXE has nothing to do with helping animals, and everything to do with enriching Wayne Hsiung. Hsiung has repeatedly claimed that he has "stepped down" from any leadership roles in DXE. But he still runs the cult, and nobody in that cult is working to get access to the money in DXE's accounts. The money in Friends of DXE effectively belongs to Hsiung, who never will release it to any human or non-human animals that need and deserve it.
Thank you, Michelle. I have been commenting in discussions about this to keep the lies DxE's apologists promulgate from going unchecked.
The NPO Industrial Complex is like this. Sadly, I’m yet to find one without that “culture of hegemony” being perpetuated (they all swear they’d NEVER do these things).
As somebody who’s worked with 501c3 and 501c4 Organizations across a variety of Political/Social Issues for most of my life, this is all too common.
I have far too much personal experience being treated in similar ways by FAR TOO MANY Orgs, including DXE (thankfully by the time I came across DXE I was well aware of the “warning signs”). This issue is perpetuated every single day, all over the World. It’s seriously alarming when NGOs are “more fair and just to their Leaders/Staff/Members” than NPOs and PACs.
I just found out that within their culture of fraudulent marriages, they will also marry same-sex straight individuals to each other for citizenship and tax fraud.
Matt Johnson married someone named Samar and openly joked about how it was for tax benefits.
Wayne Hsiung married Wilson Wong and put him in a position where Wilson controlled finances alongside Wayne’s sister and two friends from college who don’t care about animal rights or how funds are used for the movement.
All of these people are cishet men capitalizing on the incarceration, abuse, and repression queer folks had to endure to gain the right to marry. A right that is still banned in many places.
Cishet men marrying each other for funsies and benefits is such a major slap in the face to all queer folks who aren’t allowed to get married across the world.
I have contributed!