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The ACTA Code of Practice is fully outlined in the ACTA manual ‘Filming with Animals’.

ACTA Mission Statement

ACTA provides professional excellence and the highest standards of welfare in the preparation, training and supervision of animals throughout the media and performing arts.

ACTA Aims and Objectives

ACTA Members:

  1. a. Will provide a professional and comprehensive service in supplying  and training animals for film, television, advertising, theatre, stills photography and natural history programmes.
  2. b. Are committed to safeguarding at all times the welfare of the animals they provide. Respect for and the wellbeing of those animals will always be of paramount importance.
  3. c. Will actively promote the policy of specialised veterinary involvement in and supervision of animal welfare within the media industries.
  4. d. Are committed to all aspects of Health and Safety in the working environment.


The Association maintains the professional integrity of its members.

Click here to see the ACTA Manual ‘Filming with Animals‘.








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