Humane Hollywood™

Humane Hollywood™

American Humane monitors over 1,000 productions per year, helping ensure the safety and humane treatment of animal actors.

Since 1877, American Humane has been at the forefront of every major advance in protecting animals from abuse and neglect. Today we’re also leading the way in understanding human-animal interaction and its role in society. American Humane advocates for the American values of caring, compassion and hope. Our programs enrich our communities, prevent abuse of animals, and embrace the power of the human-animal bond.

American Humane works in association with the American film and TV industry to help ensure the well-being of animal actors and promote the human-animal bond. They are on the set to protect animal actors.

American Humane also celebrates the achievements of extraordinary dogs across the country with its annual American Humane Hero Dog Awards™. In addition, the organization enlists and works with many celebrities who speak on behalf of the voiceless that American Humane aims to protect.

Humane Hollywood™ Initiatives

“No Animals Were Harmed”

American Humane monitors animals in filmed media and holds the exclusive right to award its “No Animals Were Harmed”® end-credit certification to productions that meet its rigorous standard of care…

Pawscars Awards

Animal stars are some of America’s most treasured institutions, and our PAWSCARS Awards pay tribute to the best furry, winged and scaled acting performers from not only the past year,…

Celebrity Supporters

Working with American Humane, many celebrities offer their voices and high-profile statuses to champion the causes of the voiceless. American Humane has a team of National Ambassadors, celebrity judges, and…

News & Updates

Message to Nat Geo Reality Show: Abuse is Never Acceptable

WASHINGTON, DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA, March 11, 2016 — Animal abuse is never acceptable, and should never be tolerated. American Humane has received complaints regarding an episode of a Nat Geo reality television series featuring Cesar Millan. As this country’s first national humane organization, we are always vigilant about stopping abuse wherever it occurs. We saw what so many concerned Americans…
March 11, 2016

Move over, Oscars….here Come The Pawscars™!

LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA, February 25, 2016 — Today, American Humane is revealing the REAL winners of this year’s top acting awards with the PAWSCARS™, honoring the top animal stars in film and television. Hosted by TV superstar Pauley Perrette and Lou Wegner, the 2016 American Humane PAWSCARS are now available for viewing online at And now for this year’s PAWSCARS…
February 25, 2016