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Russell Simmons Appears on PETA Postage Stamp

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Russell Simmons has become the first member of the hip-hop community to appear on a postage stamp.

On Tuesday (Nov. 29), Animal rights advocacy group PETA released a series of stamps, featuring the 20 most influential vegetarians, and Rush, a 13-year vegan, has been chosen, along with Sir Paul McCartney, Ellen DeGeneres, Natalie Portman, Morrissey and historic figures like Gandhi, Leonardo da Vinci, Leo Tolstoy and Pythagoras.

“These are very influential people, and not everyone knows that these folks are vegetarian,” PETA VP Lisa Lange told the N.Y. Daily News. “It’s just another way to be able to talk about what animals go through in slaughterhouses.”

“The consumption of animals causes more harm to the environment than all the forms of transportation put together,” Russell Simmons explained in a 2008 interview with CNN. “I feel better, I look better, so it’s a big change for me. You have more clarity and I think that all of us want to be more clear. I wanted to look younger and feel better and wanted to be a greater contributor to the good on the planet.”

The stamps can be purchased for a limited time via PETA’s website.

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