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Animal welfare film honored with Emmys – Temple Grandin Wins 7 Emmy Awards!

Temple Grandin Wins 7 Emmy Awards!

We couldn’t be happier about Temple Grandin’s success at last night’s Emmy Awards Ceremony! The film was nominated for a whopping 15 Emmys, and walked away with seven — including the coveted Emmys for Outstanding Made for Television Movie and Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or Movie.

HBO’s outstanding biopic movie Temple Grandin is near and dear to our hearts at American Humane Association as the inspirational story of one of the world’s true animal welfare champions. We are honored that part of Temple Grandin’s life’s work includes serving on the Scientific Advisory Committee of American Humane Association’s farm animal welfare program, the force behind the ultra-successful American Humane® Certified label for humane farming practices.

It’s also a movie that met our high standards for the treatment of animals on set. HBO looked to American Humane Association’s Film & Television Unit to oversee the “animal action” during the filming of Temple Grandin. We were pleased to reward the production with our famous “No Animals Were Harmed”® end-credit disclaimer and our Monitored: Outstanding rating.

Our congratulations go out to HBO, Claire Danes — who portrayed Temple Grandin in the film and won the Lead Actress Emmy — and everyone else affiliated with this magnificent film.
Learn more about Temple Grandin, the American Humane Association’s Certified farm animal welfare program and our Film and Television Unit.

Temple Grandin

“Temple Grandin’s remarkable talents and dedication have contributed immeasurably to the welfare of farm animals, and we deeply value her active involvement with American Humane Association’s farm animal welfare program. It was a thrill to see her receive the recognition she so richly deserves during last night’s broadcast, and our heartfelt congratulations go out to her and everyone who made this important film possible.”  –Dale Austin, CEO of American Humane Association’s farm animal welfare program


Honored as One of ‘The 2010 Time 100 People Who Most Affect Our World’

Temple Grandin, a member of the Scientific Advisory Committee of the American Humane® Certified farm animal welfare program, was named by Time magazine as one of the 100 people “who most affect our world.” She was honored in the Heroes category for being an inspiration to people with autism, as well as her groundbreaking work designing livestock-handling systems that reduce stress on animals. Grandin has received numerous awards and recognition for her work in animal science and humane treatment of animals.

As a member of the Scientific Advisory Committee for American Humane Certified, Grandin consults with program management to improve the program’s standards and methodologies and makes recommendations on animal welfare policy. American Humane Certified is the nation’s pre-eminent and fastest-growing monitoring, auditing and labeling program that attests to the humane care and handling of animals raised for food.

Grandin is also the best-selling author of Thinking in Pictures,Animals in Translation and Humane Livestock Handling. She recently authored an article titled “The Importance of Farm Animal Welfare” forThe National Humane Review.


‘Temple Grandin’ Premiered Feb. 6 on HBO

HBO premiered an original film based on the inspirational, true story of Temple Grandin, starring Claire Danes, on Feb. 6, 2010. The film was critically acclaimed, and received seven Emmy awards, including Outstanding Made For Television Movie and Outstanding Lead Actress in a Miniseries or Movie.

Temple Grandin paints a picture of a young woman’s perseverance and determination while struggling with the isolating challenges of autism. Grandin became a successful doctor in animal science through her unique connection to animals and is now a world-renowned consultant in the field. She is widely recognized within the animal welfare and livestock-handling industries as a pioneer in the ethical treatment of animals.

In producing the film, HBO also engaged the services of American Humane’s Film & Television Unit, which is the exclusive monitoring and granting agency to award the coveted “No Animals Were Harmed”® end-credit disclaimer. The production followed American Humane’s strict Guidelines for the Safe Use of Animals in Filmed Media, had an American Humane Certified Animal Safety Representative™ on set to ensure animal safety and welfare, and earned the famous assurance to viewers that “no animals were harmed” in the making of the movie. Learn more about American Humane’s Film & Television Unit.

See film clip about this HBO original film here.

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