New £5 note contains animal fat and vegans demand it removed
Sky News – Campaigners have started a petition to urge the Bank of England to remove animal fat from the new £5 note.
There was anger among vegans and vegetarians after the bank confirmed the fivers contain tallow, a suet derivative.
Doug Maw, who started the petition, said he was “disgusted” and would not be using the notes.
“I understand old notes contain stuff as well – we can’t do anything about what is in circulation – but the fact they are producing new ones is what really riles me,” said Mr Maw.
“I don’t think anything will happen about what has already been made, but I just hope they produce new ones without using animal fats.”
Mr Maw is also trying to set up a petition on the Government site to try to force a debate on the issue in Parliament.
Some 9,000 people have signed the Change.org petition since Monday.
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