Quote:Vegans Angered as Bank of England to Keep Animal Fat in Banknotes
The Bank of England has announced it will continue to use plastic banknotes containing traces of animal fat, in a move that is likely to outrage animal rights activists.
A row broke out in November when the central bank admitted that its new five pound notes contain tallow with more than 137,000 people signing a petition demanding it “cease to use animal products in the production of currency that we have to use”.
On Thursday, the Bank said that “after careful and serious consideration and extensive public consultation there will be no change to the composition of polymer used for future banknotes”.
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Why would a polymer containing animal products be used on money of all things?
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