The Ultimate Humane Society Quiz

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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) works to save, protect or rescue animal species around the world.

The Humane Society helps animals in:

HSUS provides help for animals involved in rodeos, racing, circuses, zoos, research, hunting, food, fashion, puppy mills and aquariums, to name a few.

HSUS sponsors legislation to outlaw cruelty to all:

The HSUS sponsors legislation in the local and national legislatures that outlaws cruelty to animals.

The first organization formed in the United States to help and protect animals was:

The Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, founded in 1866, was the first organization formed in the United States to help and protect animals.

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.

The Humane Society of the United States is a breakaway organization of the:

In 1954, the Humane Society of the United States was founded as a breakaway organization, when some members of the American Humane Association disagreed with policies implemented by the association.

Which kinds of animal rights legislation has been passed in the United States as a result of HSUS activities?

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.

Which HSUS program focuses on the importance of spaying and neutering your pet?

The HSUS program that focuses on educating people of all ages on the importance of spaying and neutering pets is the "Be a P.A.L. (Prevent a Litter)" campaign.

The HSUS Wildlife _____ Trust was established to protect wildlife and habitats around the world.

In 1995, the HSUS established the HSUS Wildlife Land Trust to protect wildlife and habitats around the world.

The HSUS is based in which United States city?

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.

From where does the HSUS get its operating budget?

The HSUS gets its operating budget from donations and fundraising. It had a total revenue of more than $100 million in 2006, with more than $91 million coming directly from public support.

The Cleveland Armory Black Beauty _____, located in eastern Texas, provides sanctuary for injured or mistreated animals.

The Cleveland Armory Black Beauty Ranch, located in eastern Texas, provides sanctuary for more than 1,300 injured or mistreated animals.

Which HSUS program provides free veterinary services to animals in need?

The Rural Area Veterinary Services (RAVS) gives veterinary care to animals in need. In 2006, around 1,000 volunteer veterinarians and students provided veterinary services to more than 40,000 animals.

As a result of efforts by Humane Society International, the European Union recently banned the trade of:

As a result of efforts by Humane Society International, the European Union recently banned the trade of cat and dog fur as well as elephant ivory.

Which HSUS awards are given to members of the entertainment community who bring animal issues to the public's awareness?

Genesis Awards are awarded to members of the entertainment community who bring animal issues to the public's awareness.

Which HSUS awards are given to members of the United States Senate and House of Representatives who sponsor animal-friendly legislation?

The Humane Awards are awarded to members of the United States Senate and House of Representatives who sponsor animal-friendly legislation or to businesses that adopt animal-friendly practices.

Which HSUS award is given to educators who design academic classes related to animals?

The Animals and Society Course Awards are awarded to educators for excellence in the design and presentation of academic classes related to animals.

Local humane societies that meet the standards of the HSUS receive benefits that include:

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 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.

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