Vivienne Westwood, Stella McCartney Headline PETA’s ‘Famous Vegetarian’ Stamps

For Immediate Release:
November 21, 2013

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Moira Colley 202-483-7382

Norfolk, Va. – PETA is going postal—literally. Just in time for holiday cards, the animal rights group is launching a limited-edition sheet of U.S. Postal Service–approved photo stamps honoring celebrated vegetarians—including Vivienne Westwood and Stella McCartney—and we thought you might be interested in covering this unique project.

Both women are, of course, well known for their refusal to use animal fur in their designs. Westwood went vegetarian because of her philosophy that we should “not consume but live in harmony” with the world. And McCartney agrees, telling The Daily Beast that being vegetarian is “a philosophy of how you conduct your life and time on the planet.” She credits her father, fellow stamp star Paul McCartney, with instilling these values in her. “One of the things I was taught growing up was, ‘Do unto others as you would have done to yourself,'” she says. “It’s a way of life.”

Images of the new stamp sheet—which is available for purchase at PETA.org  and also features Russell Simmons, Alan Cumming, Joaquin Phoenix, and many others—can be previewed here.

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