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The Ultimate Animal Detectives Quiz
by Staff
Animal detectives solve animal-related crimes and protect animals from intentional harm and negligence. They are a group of people who simply want to help their furry, feathered, slimy or scaly friends. Take this quiz to learn more about the role of animal detectives.

Animal detective are also known as what?

  • animal cops
  • law enforcement officials
  • animal activists

Which group of animals is excluded from the Animal Welfare Act?

  • pets
  • livestock
  • animals used for exhibition

Which was the first animal welfare organization in the U.S.?

  • The American Humane Society
  • HSUS
  • ASPCA

Which is the largest animal protection organization?

  • The American Humane Society
  • HSUS
  • ASPCA

In what year was the American Humane Association founded?

  • 1877
  • 1887
  • 1897

What sort of actions is within the power of an animal detective?

  • spying on perpetrators
  • making arrests
  • beating perpetrators

When is an animal detective allowed to carry a firearm?

  • if they are also a police officer
  • if they are dealing with a violent perpetrator
  • if they have had weapons training

Who establishes anti-cruelty laws?

  • Congress
  • the Senate
  • state governments

There are __ basic categories of animal anti-cruelty laws.

  • two
  • three
  • four

What is the most severe punishment one may get for animal abuse?

  • community service
  • a hefty fine
  • jail

How long might you find yourself in jail if you live in Alabama and you commit animal abuse?

  • two years
  • five years
  • 10 years

How do animal detectives investigate animal abuse these days?

  • using forensic science
  • with help from the FBI
  • both of the above

What sort of equipment would you find on a mobile forensic unit?

  • sniffer dogs
  • X-ray machines
  • a centrifuge

In what year was the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Forensics Laboratory opened?

  • 1968
  • 1978
  • 1988

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Forensics Laboratory helps animal inspectors across the U.S. and in how many other countries?

  • 73
  • 173
  • 273

What is the CITES agreement?

  • A national agreement between states in the U.S. to breed endangered species.
  • An international agreement to protect endangered plants and animals.
  • An agreement between the E.U. and the U.S. to protect endangered species.

How many species of plants and animals are protected by the CITES agreement?

  • 10000
  • 20000
  • 30000

What do the people in the genetics branch of the animal forensic laboratory help to identify?

  • the cause of death
  • the victim's species
  • the perpetrator

Around how many cases are handled by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Forensics Laboratory each year?

  • 500
  • 900
  • 1300

What is required in order to become an animal detective?

  • experience in law enforcement
  • a love of animals
  • a degree in business