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Bank Reveals New £5 Note Contains Animal Bits… And People Are Losing Their Sh*t

Vegetarians are going to war with the Bank of England

In some of the weirdest news of the week, The Bank Of England has admitted today that five pounds notes are in fact not suitable for vegetarians or vegans, as each note contains a certain amount of animal fat and waste products.

The bank’s twitter account posted a statement in a tweet that says  “We can confirm that the polymer pellet from which the base substrate is made contains a trace of a substance known as tallow.”

Tallow is an animal waste product, taken from animals used for other industries. As you can imagine… Vegetarians are not happy .

The notes have until now had all-round praise for their washing machine and spill resistant plastic, but since this news came out they’ve been mightily pissing people off.

Since the bank released the information that the notes are being made partially from animals products, a petition was made to remove all animal traces from the notes, with 10,000 people signing it in the first few hours.

Meanwhile on Twitter, people have been getting very hot heated about the subject.




So far, the bank has no plans to draw up a new recipe.

What’s your reaction to the news that your five pound notes contain a little livestock? Is it a big deal or are you not that bothered? Let us know in the comments!

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