The nation's voice for the protection of children & animals ™
To ensure the safety of performing animals
Guidelines for the Safe Use of Animals in Filmed Media -
Protecting Animal Actors
Since the introduction of the Guidelines, animal accidents, illnesses and deaths on set have sharply declined. Our Certified Animal Safety Representatives™ apply the Guidelines on the more than 2,000 productions per year that we monitor, keeping tens of thousands of animal actors safe.
The Historic Legacy of the
Film and Television Unit.
American Humane Association’s Film & TV Unit is the leader in the protection of animal actors. With established Guidelines, on-set monitoring, movie ratings and reviews, and stories from the set, the Film & TV Unit is the only animal welfare organization with oversight sanctioned by the Screen Actors Guild (SAG). American Humane Association assumes the monumental undertaking of providing protection for animal actors and keeps the public informed.
Help Us Continue Our Mission
American Humane Association has sole authority, through a contract with the Screen Actors Guild, to protect animals used in the film and television industries. Please help us be there to apply our high standards for the treatment of animals on set, ensuring that "No Animals Were Harmed."®
Hey, Producers / Film Makers:
Protect Your Ass*
*and your horse, your dog and every other animal on your set
You’re going to use an animal on your set, aren’t you?
Well, and why wouldn’t you? What was Dorothy without Toto? The Bradys without Tiger? Harry Potter without Hedwig?
Have at it then! Just make sure you call American Humane Association and arrange for our services on your production.
by Film & Tv Unit
After making sure “No Animals Were Harmed”® in the new movie Mr. Popper’s Penguins (out June 17), we did some meeting and greeting at the Hollywood premier of the film on June 12 at the world-famous Grauman’s Chinese Theatre. Check back this Friday to read our full movie review of Mr. Popper’s Penguins and find out how the animal action was achieved.
Photo credit: Eric Charbonneau, Le Studio Photography
Funny man Jim Carrey hangs out with our Animal Safety Rep Judy Johns (right) and our Film & TV Communications Director Jone Bouman (center).
Legendary actor Dick Van Dyke shares a laugh with our Animal Safety Rep Judy Johns (left) and our Film & TV Communications Director Jone Bouman (right).
Certified Animal Safety Representative Judy Johns (left) and Film & TV Communications Director Jone Bouman (right) work hard to make sure “No Animals Were Harmed.”®
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