Join the Animals in Science Custodians
Leaving a bequest to NZAVS is one of the most meaningful and powerful ways to support an end to animal testing in New Zealand. As we are a non-profit organisation, we rely solely on donations and legacies to be able to continue our work in ending animal experimentation and promoting non-animal based, more reliable, applicable and scientifically valid methods.
Some might find it uncomfortable to talk about bequests, as it has to do with death. But in actual fact, bequest conversations are all about life, your life right now in its fullest glory. What is important to you? What do you feel passionate about? What causes do you believe in? What is the purpose of your life? What do you get fired up about? Leaving a gift in your will for a cause you care about is all about letting your values live on long after you’ve gone; your unique fired-up energy in transcendence.
Leaving a bequest gives you peace of mind that the injustices you fought in your lifetime, will continue to be fought. Your commitment to defending animals carries on in perpetuity. Your legacy is one of compassion and positive changes for animals, people and science.
An undying commitment to end animal experimentation.
“We are leaving a gift in our wills to NZAVS because animals used in science, teaching and research are often the overlooked area of animal welfare and yet millions of sentient beings are used worldwide every year. In New Zealand, NZAVS is the only organisation that works exclusively on behalf of animals used in science, and it would be wonderful if New Zealand yet again showed the world “what’s right”. C’mon New Zealand, lead the way again.”
- Annette & Chris Schnack
Let your values live on long after you have gone
Make your own personal mark on the future of animals by continuing to support a cause you believe in, a cause which best expresses your values. So many Kiwis do not have a will, which could mean potentially a lifetime of good intention, compassion and dedication for animals has been lost.
As an Animals in Science Custodian, you will receive special updates and an invite to our exclusive legacy circle events.
Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 03 379 0093 for a confidential chat.
Creating a will is easy and we do recommend talking to a solicitor or a trustee company before you make a will or change your current one to include a provision like the example text below:
Leaving assets or money to NZAVS:
I leave to the New Zealand Anti-Vivisection Society (Inc.): (Description of assets or amount) absolutely for the general purposes of the said society and I direct that the receipt of the treasurer or other duly authorised officer shall be a sufficient discharge to my executors.
Leaving an estate to NZAVS:
I leave to the New Zealand Anti-Vivisection Society (Inc.): (Proportion of estate or residue) for its general purposes and I direct that the receipt of the treasurer or other duly authorised officer shall be a sufficient discharge to my executors.
Legal Name: The New Zealand Anti-Vivisection Society (Inc), also known as NZAVS.
Incorporated Society number: 218629
Please remember to let us know if you decide to leave a gift in your will to NZAVS. Contact us to request a legacy brochure or for more information on email@example.com or call 03 379 0093.
Thank you for wanting to make the world a better place for future generations.