Cat Helicopter Created By Artist Bart Jansen On Display Now (VIDEO)

06/04/2012 10:31 am ET

When one's beloved cat dies, there are several options for what to do with its body.

You could bury him, have his remains cremated or turn him into a helicopter. Dutch artist Bart Jansen chose the latter, according to the Daily Mail.

His cat Orville, named after legendary aviator Orville Wright, was stuffed and then strapped to a radio control helicopter created by Arjen Beltman in March. The flying feline is now on display at the Kunstrai art festival in Amsterdam, according to the Mail.

In the description of the YouTube video depicting Orville's first flight, Jansen explains that the "Orvillecopter" is "half cat, half machine."

"He was killed by a car," the description says. "After that he received his propellers posthumously."

Jansen attempts to preemptively quell negative sentiments from animal rights advocates by insisting, "For the cat lovers: it is a tanned hide, just like the shoes you're wearing."

Meanwhile, the Mirror wonders, "If Orville had been transformed into a plane instead, would he have created a 'meeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeow' sound while flying overhead?"

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