The Vegans of Luton responded, saying: "This is disgraceful."
Hi Annie, there is a trace of tallow in the polymer pellets used in the base substrate of the polymer £5 notes.— Bank of England (@bankofengland) November 28, 2016
Connie Weatherill said: "this is disgraceful! How is this legal?!" To which a man called Mark replied:
The argument has now moved on to its logical conclusion; a change.org petition has been launched, by a Doug Mauw, apparently from Hawes. The petition reads: "The new £5 notes contain animal fat in the form of tallow. This is unacceptable to millions of vegans, vegetarians, Hindus, Sikhs, Jains and others in the U.K. Read more: Major bank shares fall with shareholders stressed ahead of stress tests "We demand that you cease to use animal products in the production of currency that we have to use." The petition now has 12,781 vocal supporters. Jeannie Ford, London, UK, wrote on the comment feed: "I DON'T WANT ANIMAL PRODUCTS IN BANK NOTES." Martha McCoss, also from London, wrote: "Surely theres substitutes and materials that can do the exact same thing, even before i was vegan id think what the f*** why is this needed!"
Maybe because using animal products is legal? Just a hunch though.— Mark (@Mark_Ingoe) November 29, 2016