*Russell Simmons has made history again by becoming the first member of the Hip Hop community to get a postage stamp.
On Tuesday, PETA released a series of stamps that feature the 20 most influential vegetarians, including the mogul, a 13-year vegan.
Others include 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.”
Simmons hasn’t been a quiet mouse on the issue. In 2008 he mentioned to the press, “The consumption of animals causes more harm to the environment than all forms of transportation put together.”
The stamps are available at www.PETA.org.