The Bank of England learnt this the hard way by confirming its new high-tech, anti-counterfeit £5 polymer notes contain a teeny, tiny trace of an animal fat product called tallow, which is a lubricant commonly found in soups and candles that apparently helps the currency slip into ATMs and the like a little easier.
— The Vegan Punk (@TheVeganPunk) November 28, 2016
— Chris R. Wright (@chrisrwright) November 29, 2016
@bankofengland have used tallow (animal fat) in the new £5 notes. Due to this we are afraid we no longer accept these notes as tender.
— Nice Mums (@nicemumsuk) November 28, 2016
The new £5 notes should be recalled..we should be promoting cruelty free living instead of literally turning living beings into cash #Vegan
— GOGGLEBOX TOM JNR (@TomMaloneTweet) November 29, 2016
i’m so disgusted that the new five pound notes aren’t vegan/veggie it’s a whole new level of degrading animals now
— rammy (@patchfairy) November 29, 2016
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