World Vegan Day: 6 facts you didn't know about the trend

World Vegan Day: 6 facts you didn't know about the trend

World Vegan Day is an annual event celebrated on November 1 by vegans around the world.

Vegans across the world join together to celebrate animal rights.

The day was established in 1994 by Louise Wallis, then president and chair of the Vegan Society UK to commemorate its 50th anniversary.

Vegan or not, it's ok to educate yourself on the impact that veganism can have on our planet.

Here are six powerful and fun facts about veganism that may surprise you.

1. An American meat eater has an average cholesterol level 210, while the average cholesterol of a vegan is 133.

2. Six million farm animals die each hour to produce meat.

3. Over nine billion animals die each year in the US alone to produce meat, dairy and eggs.

4. More than 70% of the grain that we grow in the United States is fed to farm animals, waiting to be slaughtered.

5. Plants yield 10 times more protein per acre than meat.

6. Contrary to popular belief, a vegan diet is less expensive than a meat diet.

The bonus is that it reduces the likelihood of needing medicine and medical attention due to illness and disease in the future.