(VEGETARIAN CELEBRITIES) PETA has launched a new animal rights campaign — vegan and vegetarian celebrity postage stamps. The stamps which were released Tuesday feature celebs such as Pam Anderson and Ellen Degeneres, and historical figures like Gandhi and Leonardo da Vinci. The stamps will be available through the holiday rush in hopes of increasing animal rights awareness. Read more about PETA’s new campaign and the celebrity figures featured. — Global Animal
New York Daily News, Bill Hutchinson
The 20 most famous vegetarians of all-time will appear on a series of postage stamps — and the folks at PETA are hoping it’s 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.
“It’s 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 group’s spokesman Dan Mathews.
The series also includes statements from celebs about why they’ve 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.