Ric O’Barry on a U.S. Postage Stamp?

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Ric O’Barry on a U.S. Postage Stamp?
If dolphins got to vote, is there any doubt this is the face they'd want to see on a U.S. postage stamp? (Photo: Yoshikazu Tsuno / Getty Images)

Teetering on the precipice of insolvency and extinction, the U.S. Postal Service has decided to gin up self-interest by ditching its “you gotta be dead to be on a postage stamp” rule.

The change will allow living, breathing heroes and heroines to be featured on stamps for the very first time.

The USPS is asking folks to submit suggestions for the new honor.

TakePart has a few suggestions of stamp-worthy Americans, including Ric O’Barry.

The longtime marine mammal activist shot to international fame in 2009 after the release of The Cove.

The Academy award-winning film documents Taiji, Japan’s annual slaughter of more than 2,000 dolphins and O’Barry’s dogged attempts to end the mass killings, change Japan’s archaic fishing practices, and educate the public on how the dolphin meat, which contains toxic levels of mercury, is labeled as whale meat and sold as food in Japan and other parts of Asia.

O’Barry can be found on Slide #11 of our gallery, but feel free to click through the entire roll before making your recommendations in the comment section.