Animal Welfare Advice. Delivered by Independent Experts in Association with the
The Animal Welfare Consultancy (The AWC) offers expert independent welfare advice to improve the lives of animals and assist those who are responsible for them, whether on a temporary or permanent basis. Expert advice can save time and money and help avoid situations that have a negative impact on an animal's welfare.
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If you are using live animals in your production we offer independent welfare advice. Working alongside the relevant people on your production we can guide your production in maintaining and improving good welfare standards for animals as well as helping ensure health & safety and bio-security measures are in place to protect you, your staff and any visitors to your production. We can assist with relevant paperwork and advise with regard to relevant animal welfare legislation and where required we can provide certification & reports accepted by CLEARCAST.
Using animals in front of a live audience and/or inviting members of the public to bring their animals to an event brings with it a number of challenges to animal welfare. We can offer bespoke packages that help reduce the impact on welfare and communicate with audiences and members of the public regarding improving welfare standards.
If your business is an activity involving animals we can assist you in preparing your premises and writing policies as required under the licensing legislation.
With many years experience investigating serious and organised animal cruelty offences including puppy farming, illegal dog importation, circuses, zoos, badger persecution, wildlife crime, dog fighting and cockfighting, we can assist you with your investigations or prepare an expert report for court.
What we do
The AWC offers those responsible for animals advice to ensure they fulfil their legal obligations in relation to animal welfare. Our support offers an opportunity to improve animal welfare standards in the exhibition and entertainment industry and beyond. We work closely with colleagues from the RSPCA and other organisations to ensure our standards are high and in line with the latest welfare standards. The AWC also offers help and advice to organisations that require understanding and assistance in implementing, investigating and enforcing animal welfare legislation.
Since The Animal Welfare Consultancy was founded in 2019 we have worked on a number of high profile productions including All Creatures Great and Small, Clarkson's Farm, The Pet Show and Pooch Perfect UK. We have also worked with organisations that use animals as part of licensed activity to write policies and procedures in line with their license requirements.
2023 Clarkson's Farm s2 / Expectation & Amazon
2020 Pooch Perfect / SevenStudiosUK
2019/20 All Creature Great & Small s1 / Playground Entertainment
2019 The Great Mountain Sheep Gather / Windfall Films
2022 All Creatures Great & Small s3 / Playground Entertainment
2021 The Pet Show / Lifted Entertainment
2023 All Creatures Great & Small (series4) / Playground Entertainment – Drama series about a vet set in 1930’s Yorkshire. (in production)
2022/2023 Clarkson's Farm series3 / ExpectationEntertainment & Amazon – Constructed reality with Jeremy Clarkson about running a farm (in production)
2022 RSPCA / Arthur - Christmas campaign advert (Nov-Dec 2022)
2022 Rover.com / Brands2life - Photo shoot for Great British Pub Awards promotion (June 2022)
2022 All Creatures Great & Small (series3) / Playground Entertainment – Drama series about a vet set in 1930’s Yorkshire. (aired C5 Sep 2022)
2022 Gucci Kids / Bellehouse Markes - 4 day photoshoot involving various animals with children
2021/22 Clarkson's Farm series2 / ExpectationEntertainment & Amazon – Constructed reality with Jeremy Clarkson about running a farm (aired Feb 2023)
2021 The Pet Show / Lifted Entertainment & ITV - Magazine show showcasing the the UK's relationships with their pets (aired ITV Nov/Dec 2021)
2021 Here Come The Gypsies / Firecracker Films - Documentary about Travellers and Gypsies. (Aired C5 Apr 2021)
2021 All Creatures Great & Small (series2) / Playground Entertainment – Drama series about a vet set in 1930’s Yorkshire. (aired C5 Sep 2021)
2021 Britain's Puppy Boom (Counting the Cost) WT / Nine Lives Media - Documentary about Puppy trade and the associated issues (aired BBC3 May 2021)
2020 Autumn at Jimmy’s / RedSky Productions – Documentary about Farm/Zoo (Aired C4 Oct/Nov 2020)
2020 People’s Postcode Lottery / Arteus360 – 2020 Xmas advert
2020 Pooch Perfect / SevenStudiosUK – Dog grooming talent show (aired BBC1 Jan/Feb 2021)
2020 Spring at Jimmy’s / RedSky Production – Documentary about Farm/Zoo during lockdown (Aired C4 May/June 2020)
2020 Pawsonal Training with Chessy King / Rover.com – Exercise promo with dogs fronted by Instagram influencer (Went live Feb 2020)
2019/20 Clarkson's Farm / ExpectationEntertainment & Amazon – Constructed reality with Jeremy Clarkson about running a farm (aired 2021)
2019/20 All Creature Great & Small / Playground Entertainment – Drama series about a vet set in 1930’s Yorkshire. (aired C5 Autumn 2020)
2019 Animal Rescue Live Supervet Special / Blast Productions – Live broadcast over 5 nights set around rehoming rescue animals at a shelter
2019 Animals of Manchester / Manchester International Festival 2019 – Live art exhibition exploring man’s relationship with animals. (July 2019)
2019 The Great Mountain Sheep Gather / Windfall Films – Birds eye view of the real life sheep gather off Scafell Pyke (aired BBC4 Dec 2019)photo
Whispering Willows - Staffordshire - Policy writing and supporting documentation for license application
Expert report for court proceedings in respect of Animal Welfare Act 2006 section 9
Urban Mutt Hotel - Westfield - Policy writing and supporting documentation for license application
Independent Breeder (Wales) - Independent Welfare Report – Dog Breeding establishment – license dispute and welfare review
Selected Credits with RSPCA
London2012 - London Olympics Opening Ceremony
12Yard Production for ITV2 Top Dog Model
Cineplex Productions for CBBC Pet School
Yorkshire Television/ITV productions A Touch of Frost
Fresh One Productions for Channel 4 Can You Afford to Care
Fresh One Productions for Channel 4 Food Fight Club
ITV Studios for ITV You’ve Been Framed
Broken Scar Productions Damaged Goods
London O2 & ArtProducts Ben Hur
Fresh One Productions for Channel 4 Jamie Save’s Our Bacon