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What can I do if I'm concerned about the treatment of animals in a film, television or theatrical performance?
There are many instances where animals are used during the making of a film, a TV program, the theatre or in advertising. The RSPCA believes that animals used in these situations must not be caused any injury, suffering or distress for the purpose of their performance or associated training.
The controls over the use of animals in film, television, theatre or advertising may vary between each state/territory.
For other states/territories you should contact the State Department responsible for animal welfare in that State.
NOTE: If you are concerned about the welfare of an animal, suspect animal cruelty or that an animal is suffering please contact the relevant state RSPCA Inspectorate as soon as possible: http://www.rspca.org.au/report-cruelty
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