Giving Animals a Future

Posted by on September 9, 2019 | Permalink

PETA celebrates its 25th anniversary this year, and since the organisation was founded, our special brand of provocative, colourful, and highly effective activism has resulted in countless victories for animals. From persuading hundreds of retailers to stop selling animal-derived materials to sparing many animals suffering in painful and deadly chemical tests, PETA is a formidable powerhouse for animal rights.

We want to make sure we can be there for animals for at least another 25 years, which is why we’re letting you know about the importance of legacy giving.

How Legacy Giving Helps Animals

Leaving a legacy to PETA is one of the most compassionate things you can do for animals. You’ll be helping to ensure that we can carry on taking a stand against speciesism until all animals are treated with respect and kindness.

Legacy gifts provide critical support that enables PETA to make groundbreaking progress for animals, and we’ll rely on them to continue our innovative campaigns for animals long into the future. The following are just a few achievements that have been made thanks to generous legacies:

  • In 2012, the PETA International Science Consortium Ltd. was founded, bringing together the scientific and regulatory expertise of PETA and our international affiliates to advance the development, use, and global regulatory acceptance of the best non-animal testing approaches.

Animal testing victory

  • PETA has persuaded dozens of major companies and retailers – including ASOS, H&M, and Inditex – to ban angora wool.

  • Thomas Cook, the UK’s leading travel provider, pledged to stop selling tickets to SeaWorld and all other marine parks in which orcas are imprisoned following more than 100 PETA protests outside its branches and more than 50,000 letters from our supporters.

Facts About Legacies

  • Gifts to charities registered in the UK aren’t subject to inheritance tax in the UK, so if you are a UK resident 100% of your legacy gift can be directed to PETA’s life-changing programmes for animals.
  • Leaving a small percentage of your estate to PETA, after you’ve looked after your family and other loved ones, can make a huge impact for animals when combined with other supporters’ gifts.
  • Writing your will is easier than you think. It’s often a convenient and straightforward way to ensure your wishes are carried out after you’re gone, giving you peace of mind that those you love will be taken care of and that you’ll be helping to make the world a kinder place by supporting PETA.

Want to Make a Will but Not Sure Where to Start?

Request your free “Giving Animals a Future” booklet – which contains information on leaving a gift to PETA to benefit animals – by filling in this short form:

Get the 'Giving Animals a Future' Booklet

You might find the Law Society database helpful in your search for a solicitor to help you write your will.

Co-op Legal Services offers a special 20% discount on its online will-writing service for supporters of charities that are members of Remember a Charity, including PETA.