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No-Nonsense Message From Bea-yond the Grave

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Honorary PETA director Bea Arthur had no intention of letting a little thing like, say, death stop her from speaking out against cruelty to animals. The Golden Girl is taking on the Golden Arches’ chicken abuse in a full-page PETA ad in Thursday’s ChicagoTribune—paid for by Bea herself through a gift in her will.

PETA members dressed in black will also hold a spirited protest outside a downtown Chicago McDonald’s to mark the ad’s debut and the one-year anniversary of beautiful Bea’s passing.


Will Bea’s plea from beyond the grave inspire McDonald’s to lessen the hellish suffering of the chickens who are killed for its restaurants? Please join Bea and PETA by taking action and urging McDonald’s to demand that its suppliers switch to a less cruel slaughter method called controlled-atmosphere killing. If Bea’s eternal activism has inspired you, please also consider joining PETA’s Augustus Club (which Bea helped launch) to ensure that your efforts to help animals live on long after you’ve gone!

This post by Lindsay Pollard-Post was originally published on The PETA Files.

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  • Pamela says:

    I believe that calling that cheery plastic Hell Hole a “restaurant” is about as appropriate as calling what they serve “food”.

  • Woody McBreairty says:

    Bea Arthur appeared as a witness for PETA against an abusive animal trainer on one of the first “Judge Judy” shows.

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