Shoots which are going to use animals need to be aware that current Spanish legislation prohibits the use of animals in public shows or other activities in which the animals are taunted and made fun of, in which the animal's physical integrity is at risk or if it could be deemed as offensive by the people watching.
There are companies in Spain which have a great deal of experience when it comes to providing all kinds of animals for film or TV shoots and which also comply with all the necessary legal requirements to carry out this work as well as the obligatory administrative and veterinary inspections, carried out by the competent bodies and according to current legislation. If you require further information, please contact us.
If the animals come from outside of Spain they must have all relevant permits in order to be imported into our country.
When the animals originate from within the EU, permits are issued by the autonomous communities and the animals must be inspected by a vet.
There is a European agreement in place for the protection of pets, issued by the Council of Europe which makes up the legal framework for the council's 48 member countries and which establishes the basic principles to ensure the pets' protection and regulates the use of these animals in advertising and shows.
When the animals originate from outside the European Union, you need to apply for permission from the Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries, Food and the Environment which reserves the right to put the animal in quarantine if necessary.
The Spanish government provides information on the protection of animals during transport and on the protection of animals in general, at this link.