If the profits were going to a rescue, then why in gods name would a Burmese be auctioned? How ironic and dumb is that? I am sorry but please don't beg for donations, then auction off a burm. That's ridiculous.
Another thing I'd like to mention. People seem to be saying "Oh poor Nadia vendors didn't show, they should have told her"
How about she should have not put vendors on a list when those vendors specifically said they were not showing, or even had no idea they were on the list? I know for a fact this happened with a few vendors. It's not up to the organizers to make their list look better before confirming with vendors. I am sure a few DID confirm and not show, but I know for a fact a few specifically said no, and were left on the list.