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Use of Animals for TV Commercials
6.1.4 Harm to Animals
Animal lovers are likely to be concerned if they suspect, rightly or wrongly, that an animal has been mistreated or caused distress during training or in the course of shooting a commercial. In principle, any scene in which an animal is apparently gratuitously provoked or alarmed is best avoided. A film set can be a stressful environment even for experienced animals.

Clearcast therefore requires the attendance of a qualified veterinary surgeon or representative of the RSPCA during the production of an advertisement using animals. Clearcast will require their written assurance that the animal concerned was neither harmed nor distressed.

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Adrian O'Meara BVSc MRCVS in the spotlight!

Adrian qualified as a vet from Liverpool University in 1972. Since then he has dealt with a wide range of animals from dogs and cats to reindeers and orangutans. In 1993 he was initially called upon to stand in for another vet on set. However, little did he know that this introduction to animals in show biz was the start of a long-term career as 'a vet on set'. The doggedness of a then animal trainer Anne Head, called upon him regularly to support her companions on set and as a result - Vetcetera was born. Adrian's friendly and professional approach to his job provides an excellent service to production companies who have animals involved in shoots.

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