Bank of England CAVES in to vegan pressure to SCRAP using animal fat in plastic £5 notes


Vegetarians and vegans across Britain launched a petition on Monday after the Bank admitted on Twitter that its new plastic £5 notes contain tallow - a substance derived from animal waste.

The petition has amassed more than 113,000 signatures and the Bank is now investigating the matter, which it says it is treating with “utmost seriousness”.

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