Steve Hindi, Founder of SHowing Animals Respect and Kindness (SHARK)

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Steve Hindi–founder of SHowing Animals Respect and Kindness (SHARK), a national animal welfare organization concerned with halting and/or educating the public about pigeon shoots, rodeos, bullfighting, canned hunts, and more–discusses his history as an avid and accomplished fisherman, whose world, and life, changed forever after witnessing two pigeon shoots. SharkLogoHe recounts how this sort of treatment-of-animals epiphany was decidedly not shared by his close friends and fishing buddies. Nonetheless, he remembers, he forged ahead, launching SHARK. He also describes what a pigeon shoot is and how it works, and criticizes politicians and legislators in Pennsylvania and elsewhere who, Hindi says, are disinterested in proposing stronger laws regulating pigeon shoots, or enforcing current ones. He also touches on rodeos and canned hunts and guided hunts. On multiple occasions in the interview, Hindi also attacks the leadership of the National Rifle Association (NRA), calling top officials there “domestic terrorists.” He also places those criticisms of NRA leadership and discussion of these hunting activities addressed by SHARK (and in this interview) in the context of the Newtown school mass killing tragedy, which had occurred less than a week before this “Talking Animals” interview. (www.sharkonline.org, www.facebook.com/sharkonlineorg)

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Duncan Strauss is the producer-host of “Talking Animals,” which he launched at KUCI in California in 2003, combining his passions for animals, radio, journalism, music and comedy. The show has aired since late 2005 on Tampa’s WMNF. Strauss lives in Jupiter Farms, FL with his family, including four cats, two horses and one dog. He spends each day talking to those animals, and maintains they talk right back to him, an as yet unverified claim.

One Reply to Steve Hindi, Founder of SHowing Animals Respect and Kindness (SHARK)

  1. david oxley says:

    Hi Steve,first of all I would like to commend you and your organization on what your doing. I have travelled a great deal in the U S and generally speaking find the american public quite likeable . Being from Canada I don’t understand why any normal human being would do the things these people such as the rodeo group and the pigeon murdererrs you show on youtubewould do these things. I am asixty six year old logger from B.C. and I would take on any of those cowards any time, they make me sick to my stomach. Nice to see some of you in the U. S. are doing the right thing.Thankyou.

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