TV/Film/Advertisement With Animal Cruelty
I saw a television show/film/advertisement that depicts cruelty to animals. What can I do about it?
The ASPCA shares your concern about the media's depiction of violence and cruelty towards animals for the purpose of entertainment.
Please know, however, that many of these instances are constitutionally protected free speech; many may not involve a real animal. If you are offended by something you viewed, we suggest that you contact the network that aired the program, the producer of the film or the publisher of the print media in question.
You may also wish to contact the following organizations to register your complaint:
The American Humane Association, Movie and Television Unit
This unit oversees the use of live animals in movies and television as part of an agreement with the Screen Directors Guild.
The HSUS Hollywood Office
This branch of HSUS works with the media to advance the humane treatment of animals.
Thank you for being an animal welfare advocate.