ADI is calling upon HBO and other studios to stop using live animals in their productions.
“With no way to guarantee the welfare of the animals off set, we urge HBO and other studios to end their use of live animals,” Jan Creamer, president of ADI, said in a statement. “There is no excuse for using the real thing when technology provides a realistic, humane alternative.”
The best way to help performing animals is not to support productions that use them, according to Lesley McCave, communications director for ADI, told The Dodo. “They can ‘vote with their wallets’ by not visiting circuses and other forms of entertainment that use wild or exotic animals,” she said.