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About This Quiz
The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) works to save, protect or rescue the thousands of animal species in danger around the world through legislation, educational programs and more. Learn about the good works performed by thousands of dedicated volunteers by taking our quiz.
"Celebrating Animals, Confronting Cruelty," is the motto of _____ .
The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS)
The Humane Society of the United States (HSUS) works to save, protect or rescue animal species around the world.
The priority of the American Humane Association (AHA) was to help _____ animals.
During the 1860s and 1870s, several humane organizations to help animals came into existence in the United States. In 1877, 27 of these organizations joined together to form the American Humane Association (AHA), whose priority was to help farm animals and improve the conditions of their lives.
Which kinds of animal rights legislation has been passed in the United States as a result of HSUS activities?
legislation that protects endangered species
Because of HSUS activities, the United States government and other governments have passed animal-rights legislation that protects endangered species and makes it illegal to treat research animals inhumanely.
legislation that protects animals rights to live anywhere they choose
legislation that protects animals rights to marry anyone they choose
The HSUS is based in Washington, D.C., and operates with the help of more than 500 paid staff members and nationwide volunteers. It has nine regional offices, eight affiliates and an international branch.
Local humane societies that meet the standards of the HSUS receive benefits that include:
both of the above
Local humane societies that affiliate with the HSUS and meet their high standards receive benefits that include an assortment of training programs, classroom support for educational programs in schools, as well as fundraising and other financial assistance.
Which of the following animal rights groups is affiliated with the HSUS?
the Rosemary Clooney Animal League
the Betty White Animal League
the Doris Day Animal League
The HSUS supports many animal rights groups and is affiliated with eight organizations including the Doris Day Animal League, the Humane Society Legislative Fund, the Humane Society Youth, the Humane Society Veterinary Medical Association, the Humane Society University, the Fund for Animals, the Center for Respect of Life and Environment and the Wildlife Land Trust.
Which state's Humane Society got into trouble as a result of unlawful practices relating to euthanized animals?
In 2007, the Colorado Humane Society got into trouble after an investigation revealed the shelter euthanized several animals and discarded their bodies in the dumpster behind the building. This was not in accordance with accepted HSUS policy, which calls for burial or cremation.