Humane Slaughter Association

Caring beyond the farm gate

Registered Charity Number: 1159690
Wheathampstead, Hertfordshire

Leaving a gift in your Will

The HSA’s work is only possible because of the generous support of those who leave a legacy.  Gifts left in wills make up over 50% of our income, so every one is extremely valuable to us. A gift in your will, regardless of size, will ensure that we can continue to make a lasting difference to the welfare of food animals during marketing, transport and slaughter.

Gifts left in wills have enabled the HSA to grow from simple beginnings in 1911 to become an organisation that has led and/or contributed to major changes in attitudes towards animals, with scientific and technological developments resulting in huge improvements in methods for slaughter or killing.  The HSA believes high standards of animal welfare must continue beyond the farm gate and is the only UK charity exclusively promoting the humane treatment of all food animals including cattle, sheep, pigs, poultry, fish and “exotic” species such as deer, during transport, marketing and slaughter or killing for welfare reasons and disease control. 

Since its foundation, it has built an international reputation for being a reliable, knowledgeable and practical organisation with a sound understanding of livestock and livestock handling.  Significant improvements continue to be achieved by the HSA through working constructively alongside agricultural, meat industry, veterinary and other welfare and professional organisations. 

HSA training and funded research and education materials have already made a real difference to the lives of millions of animals, but there are many parts of the world where much could be achieved by improving understanding of humane transport, marketing and slaughter of food animals.  There is still, also, a need for research to improve the welfare of animals around the time of slaughter.

We do not receive any government or lottery funding, so we rely upon the kindness and generosity of our supporters to help us continue our essential work.

If you wish to tell us that you have remembered the HSA in your Will it gives us the chance to say thank you.  It also helps to shape our future direction so we can continue in our efforts to improve the welfare of food animals for generations to come.  Anything you tell us will be treated with respect and absolute confidentiality.

Whatever you decide to do, we would be very grateful to be kept informed as it helps us plan further communications to you.  Thank you.



Make a Pledge

Gifts left in wills are really important to Humane Slaughter Association. However even if you haven't made a will, making a pledge to do so in the future would really help us to find out about your future intentions.

Pledges are not legally binding so by filling out this form you are not committing yourself! You are simply allowing Humane Slaughter Association to confidently estimate future support for their cause.

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