QUIZ: 6 Questions to Test Your Animal Welfare Knowledge

Animal protection groups have been active in the U.S. much longer than most people realize. Let’s see how well you know your animal welfare history.

The first state law against animal cruelty was passed in 1828. The state was:

The American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) was founded by Henry Bergh in:

The 1874 case of Mary Ellen McCormack, an abused child, was brought to court by Bergh and the ASPCA because:

Caroline Earle White was a lifelong activist who founded the Women’s Humane Society in Bensalem, PA in 1869. Among other things, she:

Lawyer and criminologist George Thorndike Angell founded the Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (MSPCA) in 1868. He was galvanized into action by:

By 1907, every state had anti-cruelty statutes. By 1922, 20 states required:

T.J. Banks

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T.J. Banks is the author of several books, including Catsong, a collection of her best cat stories, which was the winner of a Merial Human–Animal Bond Award. A contributing editor to laJoie, T.J. has received writing awards from the Cat Writers’ Association (CWA), ByLine and The Writing Self. Her writing has been widely anthologized.

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