Frequently Asked Questions

Do I need a CASR on set? To be eligible for the “No Animals Were Harmed®” certification, a CASR on set is required. American Humane does not accept third-party reports from veterinarians/trainers or on-set footage as a substitute for CASR monitoring.

Do I need a CASR for rehearsal? CASR presence for rehearsals and prep is generally at a production’s discretion. American Humane may require a CASR present, however, for prep or rehearsals of intense action and/or stunts.

What does it mean if I decline a CASR? Registering with American Humane notifies American Humane of the live animal filming. However, productions that decline a CASR are not eligible for the No Animals Were Harmed® certification.

I have registered previously. Is my company information on file? Each project requires a separate registration, even if the production company has previously registered.

When do I need to register? You should complete the registration form as soon as you have determined animals will be working. Note the following deadlines:

  • LA/NYC/Atlanta:
    • SAG-AFTRA: 1 business day notice
    • Non-SAG-AFTRA: 2 business day notice
  • Out-of-Town:
    • SAG-AFTRA: 2 business day notice
    • Non-SAG-AFTRA: 3 business day notice
  • International:
    • SAG-AFTRA: 3 business day notice
    • Non-SAG-AFTRA: 3 business day notice
  • Last-minute registrations will be accepted (and eligible for certification) if there is a CASR available to be on set. If a CASR is not available, the production will be considered non-compliant and not eligible for certification. When registering last-minute, complete the registration form immediately and call the Film and Television Unit office for further instructions.

What happens after I submit the form? Registrations are processed during regular business hours, M-F 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM PT. Registrations are typically processed within one business day. The main contact listed in the registration form will receive an email with further instructions after the registration has been processed.

COVID-19 Production Advisory

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SARS-CoV-2 (Covid 19) is a global concern. Human-to-animal transfer has been known to occur in some species, therefore American Humane believes precautions should be taken to protect animal actors.

Each Production has its own unique set of circumstances. In pre-production, while you are planning your work with animals, contact American Humane for guidance. Our Resource Center is open and available to answer your animal-related questions and advise you on how best to ensure animal safety and welfare during the COVID-19 pandemic. Contact us at 1-818-501-0123 or email us.