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

Lifelong Animal Lover and Creative Executive Promoted to National Director of American Humane’s “No Animals Were Harmed®” Program

WASHINGTON, DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA, January 23, 2020 — When the disastrous California wildfires drove thousands of animals from their homes, Marean Spero Steen jumped into her car and drove with many of her American Humane colleagues to deliver food, critical relief supplies – and love – to help the homeless and frightened creatures. The mission of mercy served as a…
January 23, 2020

American Humane on Thrasher Road

He rides in the backseat, barking occasionally at passing motorcycles, but Thrasher is the heart and soul of this film about second chances. Second chances aren’t easy to come by.  They’re also not easy to endure. This is definitely the case in writer/director Samantha Davidson Green’s feature film, THRASHER ROAD. When Chloe (Allison Fay Brown) and her elderly dog, Thrasher,…
November 4, 2019