Best known for her work on Golden Girls, Bea Arthur’s career spanned decades. However, it’s her dedication to animals that many are remembering in the days after her passing. According to PETA.org:
“An honorary PETA director and the winner of multiple PETA Humanitarian Awards, Bea Arthur joined PETA in 1987, when the Golden Girls did an anti-fur episode and Arthur, Rue McClanahan, and Betty White filmed a PETA anti-fur PSA on the set of the show.
A tireless advocate for animals, Bea campaigned against the force-feeding of ducks in the foie gras trade, travelling to London with PETA President Ingrid E. Newkirk, where she called on Harrod’s to stop selling the cruelly made pâté.
Bea also called for a boycott of KFC until it improves the way it raises and kills its chickens, campaigned against animal experimentation, spoke out about the abuse of animals on factory farms, and was a vocal opponent of the use of exotic animals in circuses.”
She loved PETA so much that her family has asked that donations be made to the organization in lieu of flowers.
The Ecorazzi crew sends our very best to Bea’s friends and family. She will be missed.