American Humane

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American Humane

American Humane is an organization founded in 1877, committed to ensuring the safety, welfare and well-being of animals.

American Humane was the first to serve in promoting and nurturing the bond between animals and humans.

It was previously called the International Humane Association, before changing its name in 1878.  

In 1940, it became the sole monitoring body for the humane treatment of animals on the sets of Hollywood films and other broadcast productions.  American Humane is best known for its trademarked certification “No Animals Were Harmed”, which appears at the end of film or television credits.  It has also run the Red Star Animal Emergency Services since 1916.  

In 2000, American Humane formed the Farm Animal Services program, and animal welfare label system for food products.  American Humane is currently headquartered in Washington D.C. and is a non-profit organization.



Dolphin Quest has achieved certification for animal welfare from the American Humane Conservation program.

This assures visitors that the animals living at Dolphin Quest locations receive the highest level of humane care.

To earn certification, all Dolphin Quest locations passed a thorough audit of their facilities and practices.  The evaluation verified many dimensions of animal welfare, including excellent animal health and housing; positive social interactions within groups of animals, as well as between animals and handlers; and safe and stimulating living environments.

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