Bea Arthur PETA Ad

Our beloved Dorothy Zbornak — a devoted animal rights activist — is making a posthumous appearance in the latest ad from the fur-hating zealots at People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals.

PETA is bringng actress Bea Arthur back to life almost a year to the day of her death in a new campaign promo sticking it to McDonald’s.

A photograph of Bea appears next to this headline: “McCruelty. It’s enough to make Bea Arthur roll over in her grave.” The bold print in followed by a pro-animal monologue that begins with the words: “Death couldn’t stop this Golden Girl from fighting the Golden Arches’ cruel slaughter practices….”

The late sitcom legend “was a staunch supporter of PETA’s initiatives against so-called factory farming techniques and she will be the public face of an effort in that campaign to be aimed at McDonald’s. A photograph of Ms. Arthur is to appear in the ad next to this headline: ‘McCruelty. It’s enough to make Bea Arthur roll over in her grave,'” The New York Times said Thursday.

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“When she was alive, Bea Arthur was one of PETA’s most stalwart supporters, and now—through a provocative campaign that PETA is launching thanks to a bequest in her will—Bea will remain an activist even in death,” a PETA spokesperson remarked in a presser this morning.

Arthur, best known as star of the hit TV comedies Maude and The Golden Girls, died of cancer last April 25.