Animal owners to play a significant role in supervising animals during filming

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The Animal Welfare Board of India emphasised on the significant role Animal Owners need to play in the entire process of obtaining permissions for usage of Animals in filming in India. During the first workshop held for Animal Owners by Producers Guild of India in Mumbai on 8th May 2019, Ms. Prachi Jain, Assistant Secretary, Animal Welfare Board of India explained the features of the new online portal for obtaining permissions for usage of Animals in films, television programs and web content.

This is the first such workshop conducted by Animal Welfare Board of India in association with Producers Guild of India and plans to conduct many more such workshops across the country.

Kulmeet Makkar, Chief Executive Officer, Producers Guild of India states that “The focus of the Animal Welfare Board of India to enhance Animal Owners’ role is extremely encouraging. Animals require proper care and parenting which we believe can be provided by Animal Owners. There may be some initial concerns of the Animal owners in migrating to an online model which we believe will be ironed out in due course. We are confident that the new system will help in making the process of obtaining permissions more transparent and simpler.”

Dr Neelam Bala, Secretary, Animal Welfare Board of India expressed happiness with the response from the Animal Owners who turned out in big numbers for the first workshop held in Mumbai on 8th May 2019 in association with Producers Guild of India. The entire online process of registration and making application was explained to the Animal Owners so that they can enrol before 31st May 2019. I am confident that these efforts will help us achieve our objective in simplifying processes for the industry to film with Animals. We now look forward in taking this initiative to other locations across the country.”

Issued by Producers Guild of India.

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