Charity Cops

I’ve been involved in animal protection issues for more than thirty years. In that time I’ve seen the movement change in some ways that are not good.    

Thirty years ago there were a lot of young, energetic, sincere groups, and a few that were in it for the money. Today, I think that ratio has reversed - a lot of groups are in it for money, and a relative few are serious about getting things done. Unfortunately, this trend is not exclusive to animal issues.    

While animal protection is SHARK’s focus, there are abuses throughout the world of nonprofit charities, including veterans groups, civil rights, medical causes and more. is dedicated to exposing groups and individuals who are using charities to raise funds for purposes other than what they claim.    

Our reports will be based on principles, such as honesty, transparency, efficiency, competency and truthfulness. Our reports will be more than mere opinions, and the organizations being reviewed will have every opportunity to communicate with us and respond to our questions.    

Those who scam good-hearted people should be exposed, and is going to do just that.    

- Steve Hindi


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Animal Charity Evaluators (ACE)
Animal Equality's Exaggerations and Deceptions
Alex Pacheco, 600 Million Stray Dogs Need You
Will Potter, "Drone on the Farm"
Humane Society of the US (HSUS)
Federated Humane Societies of PA
Women's Humane Society
AQHA (American Quarter Horse Association)

SHARK Exposes "Joe Exotic"

Update April 2020: Tiger King? Tiger Twit!!!



Update below - September 2019: "Joe Exotic" Becomes JAILHOUSE JOE!!!


Update December 2018: Joe Schreibvogel Maldonado-Passage, aka “Joe Exotic,” was arrested after being indicted by a Federal Grand Jury on two counts of “murder for hire” for seeking to hire someone to murder an animal activist. Read the full story here.

Read the full indictment here.


Joe Schreibvogel, who prefers to be called "Joe Exotic" will do anything for attention, so you'd think he would love cameras.

FYI - Schreibvogel has now supposedly changed his name to Joseph Maldonado, although that may well just be a way to further confuse people when he chooses.

Schreibvogel does love cameras - unless they are pointed at the animals he holds in captivity for money.

Why does the Mississippi Valley Fair, in Davenport, Iowa, put up with this guy? The answer is because the fair is a major meeting place for people who use/abuse animals.

Documents regarding Schreibvogel's animal cruelty:


SHARK, Steve Hindi Respond to Will Potter Accusations

In this video, SHARK President Steve Hindi responds to accusations from self-proclaimed journalist Will Potter.

As a result of this video, Mr. Potter claims the following: "In response to my personal comments about depression, PTSD, and suicide, Steve Hindi and SHARK have decided to escalate their campaign of harassment even further." SHARK has not, and will not harass Will Potter. We will continue to raise the issue about more than $75,000 which Mr. Potter raised back in 2014 on an unfulfilled promise to fly drones over, and document goings on at factory farms. We encourage Mr. Potter to follow through on his promise to his donors, for the good of the many victims of factory farms.

Steve Hindi's email address is: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. You can see Mr. Potter's video, to which we are responding here: Depression, Suicide, and Trolls (If you leave a message on Mr. Potter's video, please be courteous and professional at all times)


Scammer Alex Pacheco's Latest Pitch

SHARK again exposes Alex Pacheco for scamming good-hearted people with his fictitious cookie that he claims will sterilize stray dogs. SHARK president Steve Hindi offers Pacheco $10,000 to prove he really has a project to develop such a product.


AS OF JANUARY 29, 2018, MR. PACHECO HAS NOT RESPONDED TO STEVE'S OFFER. For more information about animal scams, please go to Not everyone dealing with pet over population or animal causes generally are scammers.

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