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)
Alex Pacheco, 600 Million Stray Dogs Need You (P1), Alex Pacheco, 600 Million Stray Dogs Need You (P2)
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, 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.

Below is a short list of good groups.


SHARK Exposes "Joe Exotic"

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:


Our response to ACE's response

SHARK’s video exposing Animal Charity Evaluators (ACE):

ACE’s response:

Showing Animals Respect and Kindness (SHARK) recently released a video exposing Animal Charity Evaluators (ACE). ACE issued a response, one that ignored the major points of our video. Because we believe that there are serious ramifications to what ACE does, including that innumerable animal lives are at stake, we are continuing this discussion

1. ACE calls Ducks Unlimited (DU), a pro-hunting group that is responsible for slaughtering millions of animals, “General Animal Welfare” and “Wild Animal Rescue and Shelter.” That they did this is undeniable.

For ACE to say they rejected DU while leaving their name on their "All Charity Reviews” webpage, and therefore misleading people into thinking DU is a pro-animal group, is ludicrous. If we can’t trust ACE to do something as simple as to check and see if a group they are considering to review is anti-animal, why would we trust anything they put out? 

Our point that ACE didn’t have the basic intelligence to do a simple Google search stands, and it shows that ACE's science and methods are extraordinarily flawed.  

Put it this way…how did one of the leading pro-hunting groups in our nation make ACE's “considered" list instead of one of the tens of thousands of animal groups out there? We believe ACE padded the number of groups they claim to have reviewed in order to make it appear that they were working with a large amount of organizations, when the reality is they focused on their pre-selected groups.

2. ACE ignored that they put misleading information on their Guidestar page.  In ACE’s response they state that they have a ”...combined total of over 100 reviews,”while on Guidestar they wrote that, in 2016 alone, they had, "Conducted evaluations of over 300 animal charities.” Such a vast discrepancy can’t be written off as a mistake.