The PETA Foundation Steps Up for Animals
On 1 October 2009, PETA Europe Ltd ceased to engage in campaign activities, and the PETA Foundation took on these activities. As a registered charity, the PETA Foundation (PETA) will have access to a number of fantastic opportunities to raise even more funds to help animals. Operating as a charity means that we will be able to take part in schemes such as "give as you earn" and "Gift Aid", and it will also reduce our legacy taxes.
Recent changes to the guidelines governing what the Charity Commission deemed charitable activity mean that the PETA Foundation will be able to lobby for political change consistent with our charitable purpose. We're therefore very happy to announce that as of 1 October 2009, the PETA Foundation (registered charity number 1056453) will assume all of PETA Europe's assets and activities.
To learn more about the laws that prompted this change, please visit the Charity Commission's website.
Learn more about PETA and our work to help animals. For more information on how PETA Europe used its supporters' generous contributions and to read about its accomplishments in 2008 – accomplishments that the PETA Foundation will continue to build on – please see the PETA Europe 2008 Annual Review.