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WHO ARE PETA Australia?
People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) Australia are “dedicated to establishing and protecting the rights of all animals.”
WHY DO THEY EXIST?
PETA Australia operate under the principle that “animals are not ours to eat, wear, experiment on, use for entertainment or abuse in any way.”
WHAT DO THEY DO?
They undertake public education, cruelty investigations, research, legislation, celebrity involvement and protest campaigns.
HOW DO THEY EARN THEIR MONEY?
HOW DO THEY SPEND THEIR MONEY?
SHOULD I DONATE TO PETA Australia?
PETA Australia are a legally registered charity. They are provide basic financial transparency and describe their major achievements.
However, there are gaps in PETA Australia’s reporting that makes it difficult to understand what they are doing and how they are operated. There are a number of major concerns. Firstly, they do not indicate who is in charge. They list 3 individuals on their board, but none are listed as chair, and it is not clear how the board provide oversight to the charity. They also do not indicate who is on their executive. Secondly, PETA Australia do not present a strategy, or equivalent, that outlines what their priority areas of work are, and how they monitor their performance. Thirdly, PETA Australia’s finances are concerning; in the last reported financial year they had net liabilities of almost $30,000 and no explanations or suggestions for how this will be recovered.
After considering PETA Australia’s published information, we are unable to recommend donating to them. They do not present basic information that demonstrates they are trustworthy or effective.
In order to improve our confidence with PETA Australia, at a minimum we would like to see:
clarity in regards to who is running the organisation, both at the board level and at the executive level;
more on their strategy and how they monitor performance; and
an explanation for their financial position and how they will recover almost $30,000 in net liabilities.
Note that PETA Australia is not currently registered as a tax deductible gift recipient.
WANT TO KNOW MORE?
We have looked into the finances, operations and results of PETA Australia and present our evaluation in a report that you can download now. This evaluation shows you how your donation is spent, who is running the organisation and if there are any potential conflicts of interest. It also looks into whether the charity can demonstrate they are delivering meaningful results. Finally, it contains our recommendation on if you should donate to them and why.
Download our complete evaluation of PETA Australia below to find out if they're the charity for you.
Find out whether PETA Australia is the charity for you. In this evaluation we describe what this charity does and why, what you should know about them, how your money is spent, who is running the organisation and whether they deliver results. Last of all, we recommend whether you should donate to them based on our evaluation.