Meatout 2015 Saved 1,343 Animals and 397,538 Square Feet of Rainforest

In case you were wondering about the final tally from last month’s Meatout 2015, the annual veg event was a huge success.

meatout-2015-waterThe global pledge to go vegan for 24 hours saved lives, resources and helped introduce thousands of people to a cruelty-free lifestyle. It was covered by TIME magazine, Philly.com and countless other major publications and media outlets, and definitely made its way to the mainstream.

Here are the numbers, according to FARM’s (Farm Animal Rights Movement) report on the day-long campaign:

  • 2,686 people took the Meatout 2015 pledge in 96 countries
  • 9,938,200 gallons of water were saved
  • 397,528 square feet of rainforest were preserved
  • 1,343 farmed animals were saved
  • More than 350 events were held in more than 10 countries around the world

All in all, this year’s pledge was a resounding triumph. Every year, more and more people are made aware of the benefits of a vegan lifestyle, and Meatout 2015 might have been the most impactful yet.

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Hannah Sentenac, Editor-in-Chief

Hannah Sentenac, Editor-in-Chief

A wizard of words, lover of all living things and vegan mac 'n cheese master, Hannah is the Editor-In-Chief and Founder of LatestVeganNews.com. Her writing has appeared in Live Happy magazine, the Miami New Times, OneGreenPlanet.com, MindBodyGreen.com, and numerous other publications and websites. She's obsessed with Cocowhip, Just Mayo and Dandies marshmallows, and is totally addicted to the outdoors. You can reach Hannah directly at hannah.sentenac@gmail.com.

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