The Augustus Club, PETA’s honorary legacy society, 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.
If you have already made a bequest to PETA, please let us know so that we can thank you and welcome you as part of our honorary Augustus Club. Your information will be kept confidential. You can reach us via e-mail at [email protected] or call us on 08 8556 5828.
You can also complete this form to let us know or to request information on how to name PETA in your will. Thank you for your interest in leaving a legacy for animals!