1. I donated money to DxE for the STATED purpose, and with the EPRESSED understanding and inducement, that the money would be DIRECTLY used to rescue animals. See this inference here. However, I later found out that my money was used, not for animal rescue but for salaries.

2,. In my close, ongoing involvement with DxE, I discovered that DxE is  paying salaries to executives and staffers, while calling it something else (fellowships).  The recipients of fellowships, use social services like food stamps because their wages are so low.

3. Members of DxE, have been sexually harassed, abused and molested by DxE staffers. When people brought the sexual abuse to the attention of DxE executives, they were intimidated and threatened into silence and the sexual abuse was covered up by DxE executives. See this document

4. Although DxE is an international organization which receives close to one million dollars a year in donations, it is run and controlled by a brother and sister, out of the sister’s home in Santa Cruz. There is no independent oversight of what happens to donations or of the activities of the organization.

5. Friends of DxE has very little transparency. Here is the little bit of information I easily could find on the web:

Charitable Navigator, some facts from 2017

Friends of Dxe website,

Friends of DxE page on DxE’s website which encourages people to donate $45 a month which is the cost of how much it takes to care for animals here.

This page says to make checks out to Friends of DxE, and does mention that some funds will go to a small number of people who get paid fellowships. The number of fellows as of 2018 was 12 as can be seen here. 

A very out of date Facebook page here. 

These words are found here: Friends of DxE, a tax-exempt 501(c)(3) organization, is a California nonprofit public benefit corporation that provides grants for DxE’s campaigns. The board and leadership of Friends of DxE is independent of each of the grassroots chapters that comprise DxE’s worldwide network. 

Amy Hsiung


5. Brad Johnson, a former Smithfield pig farm manager, was brought out to California by DxE in order to raise awareness about how animals are treated in factory farm operations. DxE hosted a fundraiser clearly stating that it was to help Brad get back on his feet. This article demonstrates why the fundraiser was misleading.