PeTA puts its stamp on holidays with celebs

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 today.

"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 Leona Lewis.

The postage stamps will also bear the faces of historic figures like Gandhi,  Leonardo da Vinci, Leo Tolstoy, Albert Schweitzer, and Pythagoras.

Other stamp honorees like Pamela Anderson 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.
"Eating for me is how you proclaim your beliefs three times a day," said Portman.

"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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