Just in time for the holiday mailing rush, PETA is releasing a limited-edition stamp set featuring famous vegetarians throughout history. 


“The whole point is to show how many cultural icons around the world have been shunning meat for centuries,” spokesman Dan Mathews told the NY Daily News.


The 20-person set includes modern-day meatless celebrities like Natalie Portman, Bob Barker, Ellen DeGeneres, Paul McCartney, Morrissey, Steve-O, Pamela Anderson, Woody Harrelson, and more — as well as statements by each on why going vegetarian is important to them. 


"If anyone wants to save the planet, all they have to do is just stop eating meat," says McCartney. "That's the single most important thing you could do. It's staggering when you think about it. Vegetarianism takes care of so many things in one shot: ecology, famine, cruelty."


"Eating for me is how you proclaim your beliefs three times a day," Portman is quoted saying. "That is why all religions have rules about eating. Three times a day, I remind myself that I value life and do not want to cause pain to or kill other living beings. That is why I eat the way I do."


Some historical figures also made the list, such as Gandhi, César Chávez, Leonardo da Vinci and Leo Tolstoy. 


"A human can be healthy without killing animals for food," the famous Russian author once wrote. "Therefore, if he eats meat, he participates in taking animal life merely for the sake of his appetite. And to act so is immoral."


PETA plans on launching the $20 set on Nov. 29, with Bob Barker, Pamela Anderson and Steve-O reportedly scheduled to be in attendance. The stamps will be available through January with the goal of educating and inspiring others to consider a more animal-friendly diet.


For information on how to order, jump here.  

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PETA puts veggie celebs on new stamps
Animal rights organization commemorates 20 of the most famous vegetarians in a new set of U.S. postage stamps.