What is Animal Abuse? - Definition & Facts


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Withholding food, water, shelter, or veterinary care is specifically called what type of animal abuse?

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1. Which type of animal is most commonly reported in animal abuse cases?

2. As of 2016, animal abuse cases will be tracked in the National Incident-Based Reporting System by which federal agency?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

How much have you learned about the abuse animals face? Test your knowledge with this interactive quiz and worksheet. Both assessments feature multiple-choice questions exploring how animal abuse is tracked as well as the connection between domestic abuse and family pets. Questions will ask you to choose the best answer of four available.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz and worksheet test your ability to:

  • Identify a particular type of animal abuse
  • Choose the animal most commonly reported in abuse cases
  • Select the federal agency slated to track animal abuse cases in 2016
  • Pick the percentage of domestic abuse victims reporting that pets are also targeted
  • Indicate a sign of animal abuse

Skills Practiced

Use this quiz and worksheet to practice the following skills:

  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding signs and types of animal abuse
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the federal agency that will pay attention to the abuse of animals
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most valuable information from the related lesson exploring facts about domestic abuse victims

Additional Learning

The lesson associated with this quiz and worksheet is called What is Animal Abuse? - Definition & Facts. Review this lesson to learn more about the following:

  • Ways animals can be abused
  • Uniformity of animal abuse laws across states
  • Definitions of animal cruelty and animal hoarding
  • Number of states with felony provisions in animal abuse laws
  • Primary goal of a puppy mill