Your call Falstaff, but personally I cannot think of a more deserving charity than helping animals, but that's just me. I am sorry you feel people have been bullied, I see it more as confronted about outragous comments which were posted without the full facts being known. I would not expect anyone to apologise for a genuine point of view, made with all facts to hand, whereas posting nasty comments and accusations should be apologised for, no matter what the subject. The points raised were not posted in a questioning manner, they were accusations and slurs, a very big difference.
All the DD3 had to do was ask was the charity registered, and wait for a reply. No need for comments about "outsiders", "poaching" etc. That is what angered people, the snide accusations.