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Best Friends Animal Society
May 21, 2013

BFAS has implemented an intentionally deceptive strategy to great success, but if you do your own, simple online research, you will soon uncover the truth. BFAS was actually originally founded as a cult religion by a few rich British kids. Your read it right. BFAS's original name was the Process Church of the Final Judgment. That's just the beginning..See for yourself at:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Best_Friends_Animal_Society

Interviewed Charles Manson and featured him on the cover of their magazine? Yep!

Only began "raising money for animals" when they realized more people in England would give donations if they said the money would help animals.

Paid board members! That's right, a process illegal in most states - paying your board salaries - the board made up of the founding fathers of the Process Church - they are paid salaries to impartially vote on matters that affect the future of BFAS and how it spends your money. The BBB and Charity Navigator both point this out in their red flag reports.

This organization's story is exceedingly sad and the truth hurts. But let this be a lesson - with enough money and great, heart-gripping marketing stories, we all can be duped into supporting something we never would if we just took a few minutes to find out a little more information. Do your research. Google terms like "truth about..." followed by the name of the charity you're thinking of supporting. You may be shocked. I was!

Find the rest of the sad truth at:

http://www.thedogpress.com/Columns/BestFriends1-06101-Jade.asp

http://www.animalliberationfront.com/AR_Orgs/Best%20Friends-beginnings.htm

Ways to make it better...

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Disband. Stop paying board members. Come clean about your religious cult history and how it still plays a role in the organization's direction. Stop pretending to care about all animals.

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When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

MY ROLE:
General Member of the Public