LAST UPDATED: 30 March 2017
“What is animal cruelty?”
A curious young supporter wrote to us, and the innocence of her question was heartbreaking. How do you begin to tell a child of the injustices that our fellow species face? That governments give some animals legal protection from cruelty but not others — despite them all sharing the ability to suffer?
“People sometimes do terrible things to animals,” was the beginning of our gentle answer.
Legislative change for animals is hard fought and hard won. But we don’t need to wait to make this world a safer, better place for animals. Choosing to leave a bequest to Animals Australia in your will means you’re helping to create a world where animals are valued for who they are, not what they produce. A world where what is ethical matters more than what is profitable.
Together we’re coming closer to the day when children ask us about animal cruelty, and our answer is simply, “It’s something that used to happen.”
Society grows great when people plant trees whose shade they know they shall never sit in.Greek proverb
How to leave a bequest for animals in your will
If you would like to make a bequest to Animals Australia in your will, we recommend you consider using the following suggested wording (which should be discussed further with your solicitor or estate planner):
I give and bequeath to Animals Australia ACN 617 080 387 for the use and purpose of Animals Australia the sum of ... dollars, free of all death duties, and the receipt of the Treasurer or CEO or other proper officer of Animals Australia shall be a full and sufficient discharge to my executors for this legacy.
Of course you may also wish to express the bequest in terms of a percentage or portion of the estate remaining after necessary expenses.
Our ACN is 617 080 387
and our ABN is 65 016 845 767.
Once you have made a bequest to Animals Australia, please let us know, so we are aware of your support. To do so, or to request any further information about bequests, you can call our Gifts in Wills Manager Leigh toll-free on 1800 888 584, or email Leigh at firstname.lastname@example.org.