Help Stop The World's Biggest Animal Protection Fraud

International Animal Rescue Foundation



The International Animal Rescue Foundation is NOT a legitimate organization. IARF is NOT associated with the legitimate UK based charity International Animal Rescue or any other registered organization despite obvious name similarities. In fact, many concerned individuals and affected organizations have categorically denounced IARF for their chronic fraud and long history of criminal and malicious behavior.


Who is International Animal Rescue Foundation?

Despite appearances International Animal Rescue Foundation is run by one man named Jon Williamson from Norwich, UK. Over the years Jon has created and used many fraudulent identities and lured in numerous well-meaning yet naive people who inevitably leave when they learn the truth about his scam which capitalizes on the highly charged issues of animal protection and nature conservation. Despite hundreds of reports to Facebook, the social media platform continues to allow the fraud organization to solicit donations for non-existent programs through their dozens of fake pages and fake personal accounts. In addition to their criminal and civil offenses, IARF's fraudulent claims create the illusion of legitimacy for the unsuspecting public. Ultimately, IARF's continued presence damages recognized organizations by diverting attention and crucial funding from authentic projects.


IARF claim to be a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt, non-profit in the United States; to be a registered company in Iceland, and a registered company in the United Kingdom. All of these claims are false.


IARF claim to operate in 34 nations worldwide, which if true, would make them larger than Conservation International, and half the size of the Wildlife Conservation Society. IARF only exists on social media sites.

5478 Staff

They would have you believe they’re bigger than Conservation International with 900 staff; and slightly smaller than the World Wildlife Fund who employs 6200 full time staff.

Animal Rescue

IARF claim to own a £2.3 million private international rescue facility situated on 96.4 hectares since 2011. Amazingly, no one has ever seen it or been there to verify its existence. When asked directly, IARF refused to publish details of the facility.


IARF claim to fund and operate multiple anti-poaching programs predominately in South Africa and India. They claim to provide guns, equipment and drones, while asserting they fund extra-judicial “Shoot To Kill” initiatives for these countries’ forest rangers.

Research Vessel

IARF claim they bought “The Selena”, a 250,000 Euro boat used for international anti-poaching patrols, installing artificial reefs, and of course researching the melting ice caps in Antarctica. Naturally, no one has ever seen Jon’s magic boat.



The Fraud Act 2006 (the Act) came into force on 15 January 2007 and applies in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. Professional fraudsters prey on the vulnerable; in this case Williamson preys on the public who are desperate for resolution to systemic animal protection and nature conservation issues. It is well established that Williamson commits fraud on a full-time , daily basis, right under the noses of UK authorities.

False Representation




Diverting Funds From Legitimate Organizations


Causing Loss Or Risk Of Loss To Another Party


DMCA Abuse

In order to prevent the public from exposing his fraud, Jon attacks critics, former allies, journalists and detractors with empty legal threats, obsessive harassment, smear campaigns, and aggressively abusing the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) - a United States copyright law that implements two 1996 treaties of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO). The process is deeply flawed, and allows anyone to send copyright infringement notices regardless of validity. Abuse of the DMCA is a felony offense.

To date, against this site alone, Jon Williamson has submitted dozens of intentionally fraudulent DMCA notices to our web host in an attempt to prevent us from informing the public of his crimes and to obstruct justice. He's submitted fraud takedown notices in the name of former team members which makes them complicit to those felonies in their home jurisdictions. All offenses are directly linked to Jon's residential address in at 3 Blazer Road, Northumberland Street, Norwich, UK.

Since the DMCA has criminal provisions, and takedown notice senders swear their requests are valid “under penalty of perjury,” filing a false one can reap major criminal repercussions.

Under U.S. Code › Title 17 › Chapter 5 › § 512 – Limitations on liability relating to material online.

(f) Misrepresentations —Any person who knowingly materially misrepresents under this section—

(1) that material or activity is infringing, or

(2) that material or activity was removed or disabled by mistake or misidentification,

shall be liable for any damages, including costs and attorneys’ fees, incurred by the alleged infringer, by any copyright owner or copyright owner’s authorized licensee, or by a service provider, who is injured by such misrepresentation, as the result of the service provider relying upon such misrepresentation in removing or disabling access to the material or activity claimed to be infringing, or in replacing the removed material or ceasing to disable access to it.


Facebook Pages


Facebook Fans


Copyright Violations


Animals Rescued



Jon Williamson has a history of malicious, antisocial behavior but doesn't have the balls to do it in his own name. Instead he prefers to hide like a coward behind numerous fraudulent identities: Dr. Joseph Dimetri, Dr. Jean Marie, Dr. Jose Depre, Jonas ALF, etc. From death threats to chronic criminal harassment against women and former allies who called him out, there's a long list of public and private abuses. Here's just a sample of these offenses committed in the name of International Animal Rescue Foundation.

  • Hello, this is Detective Inspector Browning, calling from Interpol Crime Unit.

    Jon Williamson
  • We are the United Kingdom police, we’re able to travel to Holland…and we will arrest you.

    Jon Williamson
  • You slander me once more, I’m gonna come for you!…You place one more comment on your fucking wall, and we’ll come for you!…You’re going to see what danger is!

    Jon Williamson
  • I know where all of you are now…you won’t get away from me!

    Jon Williamson
  • You are digging yourself a very deep grave. Continue to annoy people and you will find yourself a nice semtex sandwich in the post. 🙂 ok

    Jon Williamson
  • Drive carefully, be careful where you tread, and what you open…

    Jon Williamson
  • I will send people to your daughter.

    Jon Williamson
  • I now send people to visit your daughter 🙂 you was warned.

    Jon Williamson


For a limited time - until this case is before the authorities - members of the IARF are welcome to come forward and provide actionable, verifiable intelligence on the organization and its participants. Individuals choosing this path will proactively remove themselves from the investigation focus and subsequently not be named in legal proceedings. Please note, a notarized affidavit is required to qualify for this offer.


Our Objectives

Evidence Collection

Collection of an irrefutable evidence compendium to present to jurisdictional courts and law enforcement agencies.

Charges & Litigation

Criminal charges will be applied where possible; while civil litigation will supplement the prosecutions to collect damages.


All IARF associated accounts and websites must be shut down and responsible parties banned from social media platforms.


Get Involved

1. Submit a Disclosure Request to Norfolk Constabulary

– the disclosure request is a formal UK law enforcement process the public can use to confirm the true identity of a criminal in order to proceed with charges and/or civil action.

The disclosure request is used:

  • For the purpose of, or in connection with, any legal proceedings
    (including prospective legal proceedings), or
  • For the purpose of obtaining legal advice, or
  • Is otherwise necessary for the purposes of establishing exercising or
    defending legal rights.

Download a copy of the Section 35 form here >> REQUEST FOR POLICE DISCLOSURE

2. Report Criminal Activity Immediately to Norfolk Constabulary

Use this online form at Norfolk Constabulary to immediately submit relevant information regarding Williamson’s criminal exploits >>

3. File a Formal Complaint About Norfolk Constabulary

Norfolk Constabulary has failed to protect the public from Jon Williamson’s criminal career since at least 2010. If you’re inclined to speak up and criticize their ability to perform their duties with any semblance of competence, this is where to do it. Read more about formal complaints here.

You can make a complaint in the following circumstances:

  • if the conduct took place in relation to you
  • you witnessed the conduct
  • you were adversely affected by the conduct.
  • You can make a complaint on behalf of someone else, provided you have that person’s written consent.

You have three avenues to submit complaints:

  • in person, by going to a police station and asking to be seen by a supervisory officer – usually an Inspector or Sergeant
  • by emailing
  • or in writing, by sending a letter with a full account of the incident to:
    Professional Standards Department
    Norfolk Constabulary

    Jubilee House
    Falconers Chase
    NR18 0WW

4. Engage with Norfolk Constabulary on Social Media

Ask them directly on their social media channels on Twitter and Facebook why they’ve failed to protect the public from Williamson’s copious criminal and civil offenses.

5. Engage with Norwich Politicians

Clive Lewis is the Labour MP for Norwich South & Shadow Sec of State for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy. Contact Mr. Lewis on Twitter or through his official website at However, we encourage you to contact him directly via email at or by phone at 01603 510755.

Chloe Smith is the Conservative MP for Norwich North and can be contact at her website, Facebook, or Twitter. Email Chloe at

6. Report Ongoing IARF Fraud to Action Fraud

Jon Williamson fraud spree has been going strong since at least 2010 and it continues to this day. Everything he publishes as his many fake identities and in the name of his non-existent organization is considered fraud under current UK criminal law.

All fraud should be reported to Action Fraud – the national agency which deals specifically with fraud issues. You can report instances of fraud using their online fraud reporting tool or by calling them on 0300 123 2040. The information you provide will be referred to the National Fraud Intelligence Bureau, to be used in intelligence and investigation packages, and which may be forwarded to local police forces.

7. Easily Defend Yourself Against Abusive DMCA Takedown Notices

A DMCA Counterclaim or Counter Notice is submitted in response to a “valid” DMCA Takedown by the accused infringing website owner. It is then submitted to the service provider (OSP/ISP) after the DMCA Takedown notice has been submitted and after the content has been removed.

Once the service provider (ISP/OSP) has received a valid DMCA Counterclaim or Counter Notice they must wait 10-14 days before they re-activate or allow access to the claimed infringing content. Unless the copyright owner (complainant) files a order in court against the infringing site owner, the defendant (ISP / OSP subscriber) and demonstrates the order to the ISP/OSP.

If you have received a fraudulent DMCA Notice from Williamson/IARF/Depre and you have been informed by your web host or ISP, immediately respond with a DMCA Counter-Notice. Williamson CANNOT defend against a counter-claim as it would require him initiating a lawsuit, which he won’t do in fear of giving up his coveted “secret identity”. Any attempt by Williamson to pursue that option effectively proves he’s guilty of fraud (among other crimes) even before stepping foot in a courtroom.

The more familiar you are with the process, the less Williamson can illegally abuse it. If you need assistance we can help by providing additional identification information for Williamson to prove his takedown notices are illegal.


8. Consult With a Lawyer

If you have worked through any of the above steps, be sure to discuss them with your lawyer, and we will back you up with years of evidence as needed. Your lawyer will also be able to submit the disclosure order to Norfolk Constabulary. However, we cannot overstate the importance of getting a Cease and Desist Letter drafted and promptly sent to Williamson, and CC’d to Norfolk Constabulary for their records. Such a letter is mandatory to prevent further communications and obstruction from Williamson.

We suggest talking to:
Byrne and Partners LLP
Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP
Baker McKenzie
Allen & Overy LLP
Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan LLP

The body of evidence being collected against Williamson is greatly improved by every single official effort on your part. Don’t underestimate the cumulative effects of us all working together for justice.

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