PETA has launched a limited-edition sheet of
U.S. postage PhotoStampsTM featuring famous vegetarians throughout history. The VIPs
featured on these unique postage sheets ditched meat from their diets either out
of concern for their health, for the environment, or for animals—and our world would not be
the same without their accomplishments. Although the individuals featured in
this series seem very different at first glance, they are united in their respect
this limited edition collectible
PhotoStampsTM sheet at PETACatalog.com for
yourself, or grab some to give as gifts. This postage will be available for a short
time only, so get yours before they sell out.
Why go vegetarian? Check out words of wisdom
from some of the stars of PETA's vegetarian postage series:
Ellen DeGeneres: "I
personally chose to go vegan because I educated myself on factory farming and
cruelty to animals, and I suddenly realized that what was on my plate were
living things, with feelings. And I just couldn't disconnect myself from it any
Pythagoras: "For as long as men
massacre animals, they will kill each other. Indeed, those who sow the seed of
murder and pain cannot reap joy and love." Pythagoras recognized the derogatory
effects of eating meat a few thousand years before the rest of the world,
declaring, "Men dig their graves with their own teeth, and die more by
those instruments than by all the weapons of their enemies."
Cesar Chávez: "I became a vegetarian after
realizing that animals feel afraid, cold, hungry, and unhappy like we do. ...
It was my dog … who led me to question the right of humans to eat other
Sir Paul McCartney: "If anyone wants to
save the planet, all they have to do is just stop eating meat. 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,
Leo Tolstoy: "A human can be healthy without killing animals for food. Therefore,
if he eats meat, he participates in taking animal life merely for the sake of
his appetite. And to act so is
da Vinci: "If you are as you have described yourself
the king of the animals––it would be better for you to call yourself king of
the beasts since you are the greatest of them all!—why do you not help them so that they may presently
be able to give you their young in order to gratify your palate, for the sake
of which you have tried to make yourself a tomb for all the animals?"
for me is how you proclaim your beliefs three times a day. 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."
Morrissey: "I think animals look to humans for protection, and of course humans
lead them into slaughterhouses, which to me is just like an image of leading
children into a slaughterhouse. There's no difference." Morrissey's
stringent views on vegetarianism inspired his album with The Smiths' titled Meat is Murder.
Want to join these historical icons in making a
difference in the world by choosing a diet that is good for the planet, for your health, and for animals? Order your FREE vegetarian/vegan starter kit to help you get started today!
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