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Leave a Legacy for Animals: Remember PETA in Your Will

A will is a convenient – and often simple and straightforward – way to distribute assets to those you love. It is also a powerful way to help animals. By naming PETA as a beneficiary, you can be confident that PETA will continue to make a difference for countless animals after you are gone.

You can structure your will to make PETA the beneficiary of your entire estate, a residue of your estate or a specific amount of money or property.

Bequest Information
If you decide to leave a gift to PETA, it is important that you use the correct wording in your will. Take special care to use the organisation’s registered name, PETA Australia Pty Ltd, and the following Australian business number: ABN 25 128 209 923.

If you wish to name PETA in your will, we would be more than happy to help you and can provide you with all the information that you’ll need, including some suggested wording that you can take to your solicitors.

Legacy of Compassion
A will is one way you can ensure that your assets will be distributed according to your wishes. Failing to plan properly and express your wishes in a will or other estate document may cause you to lose control of how your estate is to be distributed once you pass away. In addition, without a will, your estate assets will be distributed in accordance with the law, regardless of your intentions. Through a properly tailored will or other estate plan, you have the opportunity to ensure that your compassion continues to make a difference for animals long after you are gone.

For More Information
PETA would be honoured to carry forward your legacy of compassion. If you would like to make a gift to animals through your will or would like more information, please e-mail us at or call us on 0422 048 992. Your request will be kept confidential.

Augustus Club
If you have already made a bequest to PETA, please let us know so that we can thank you and include you as part of our honorary Augustus Club.

The Augustus Club is named after one of 17 macaque monkeys discovered by PETA US at a laboratory in the early 1980s. After PETA US exposed the extreme cruelty and neglect that Augustus and the others were enduring at the hands of experimenter Edward Taub, the police raided the laboratory and Taub became the first experimenter to be convicted of cruelty to animals.

Augustus and his fellow prisoners became known as the “Silver Spring monkeys” – a group of very special souls whose senseless and tragic plight led to the founding of the modern animal rights movement.

Augustus’ dignity and noble image make him a fitting symbol for this group of very special members who, by naming PETA in their will, enable us to protect other animals from the inexcusable cruelty that Augustus endured – and to do so for generations to come. Thank you for your interest in being a part of this special group. Your information will be kept confidential. You can reach us via e-mail at or call us on 0422 048 992.