Skip to comments.PETA puts its stamp on holidays with veggie celebs
Posted on 11/28/2011 9:56:56 AM PST by LesDowrey
The 20 most famous vegetarians of all-time will appear on a series of postage stamps and the folks at PETA are hoping its a good way to lick animal abuse.
In time for the holiday-card rush, the stamps featuring such meatless celebs as Paul McCartney, Ellen DeGeneres, and Morrissey will be released Tuesday.
These are very influential people, and not everyone knows that these folks are vegetarian, said Lisa Lange, vice president of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals.
The stamps will also feature hip-hop impresario Russell Simmons, actors Woody Harrelson and Natalie Portman, and singers Chrissie Hynde, Joan Jett, Bryan Adams and Leona Lewis.
In addition to modern-day meatless celebs, the postage stamps will also bear the faces of historic figures like Gandhi, César Chávez, Leonardo da Vinci, Leo Tolstoy, Albert Schweitzer, Pythagoras and Johnny Appleseed.
Other stamp honorees like Pamela Anderson, retired Price is Right host Bob Barker and Stevo-O of the Jackass movies are expected to be on hand to help launch the commemorative edition at a Hollywood event.
Its just another way to be able to talk about what animals go through in slaughterhouses, Lange said.
The stamps can be purchased online through December and possibly into January at www.PETA.org, said the animal rights groups spokesman Dan Mathews.
The series also includes statements from celebs about why theyve gone veggie.
Eating for me is how you proclaim your beliefs three times a day, said Portman, an Academy Award winner.
The whole point is to show how many cultural icons around the world have been shunning meat for centuries, Mathews said.
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Pretty sure Adolf Hitler is more famous than Chrissie Hynde. Shouldn’t he have a spot on the “20 most famous vegetarians” list?
The disgusting Ellen Degenerate is a great representative. Why are the rights of plants being ignored??
I thought you had to be dead, and an American, to be on a stamp. Are these “stamps” like Easter Seals?
Wow Joan Jett and Ellen Degenerate, who would’ve guessed that they don’t eat meat.
Cult leaders and Tyrants in the past have with held meat/protein from their slaves / converts because it makes them more docile and pliable.
Just a fun historical fact.
I am not a vegetarian.......but I eat animmals who are.
I’m a proud member of People Eating Tasty Animals (PETA) organization.
The other PETA is a fraud.
As opposed to how they die in nature? Culled from the herd, lept on, neck bitten/broken, breathing, heart still beating, still trying to escape, as they are eaten alive?
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