Once again PETA is crafting a new way to prevent animal abuse and this time it’s through the mail. Just in time for the holiday season, they will be showcasing the top 20 vegetarians of all-time by putting their faces on postage stamps.

Some of the veggie-lovers include Oscar winner Natalie Portman, former Beatle Paul McCartney and talk show host Ellen DeGeneres.

“These are very influential people, and not everyone knows that these folks are vegetarian,” Lisa Lange, vice president of PETA, said in an interview with the NY Daily News. “It’s just another way to be able to talk about what animals go through in slaughterhouses.”

Morrissey, Russell Simmons, Woody Harrelson, Chrissie Hynde, Joan Jett, Leona Lewis and Bryan Adams will also be honored in the commemorative edition. Even historic figures will be featured on the stamps like Gandhi, Leonardo da Vinci, Johnny Appleseed and César Chávez.

Released tomorrow, the unique collection will be launched at a Hollywood event with help from Pamela Anderson, Bob Barker and Steve-O, all who are also featured on the stamps. In addition to these animal activists’ faces, statements explaining why they’re vegetarian are included.

For example, actress Natalie Portman said, “Eating for me is how you proclaim your beliefs three times a day.”

If you’re anxious to purchase a book of stamps, they will be available online through PETA’s website in December and possibly in January, Dan Mathews, PETA’s spokesman revealed.

“The whole point is to show how many cultural icons around the world have been shunning meat for centuries,” Mathews said.

Now, when you send your mail, you can deliver a message with the stamp itself. To check out the stamps, click here and see what you have to look forward to!

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