National Anti-vivisection Society


National Antivisection Society

Leaving a legacy for animals

. Updated: 11 February 2016


Making a Will is the single most important thing we can do to look after those we care about, and the cause most dear to us.

The vital campaigns of the National Anti-Vivisection Society are bringing us closer to the end of animal suffering. Legacies are a very important part of our future planning and expansion of our work.

The NAVS is a non-profit limited by guarantee, not a charity, because the law does not allow for charities to campaign to end animal experiments. The NAVS was founded in 1895 and was a charity until 1947, when the Inland Revenue challenged charitable status for groups opposing animal experiments and the narrow terms of charity status worked against us at that time. Since then, charity law has relaxed to some extent, but would still not allow NAVS to campaign to change the law to end animal research.

Most people never get around to making a Will. We would rather not think about death; we either think it is tempting ‘fate’, or we ‘don’t have much’, or that our partner or spouse, or children, will automatically inherit everything. Yet, statistically (in the UK), those who have made a Will are more likely to live longer than those who haven’t. And as far as your personal worth is concerned, if you follow the little exercise in our booklet, you could be pleasantly surprised! Sadly for your nearest and dearest, if you don’t make a Will, your property will be split in accordance with the law and not as you would have wished.

So it’s important for you to make your Will, for the sake of your family and friends, and others you would want to benefit. Ask for a FREE copy of our guide to making a Will.

Contact the NAVS Legacy Officer by email, or call 020 7630 3340.

Call for our booklet on making your Will, and take it with you when you make your Will.

For more help with leaving a legacy to animals please chose from the following sections:

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