Animal fat in new £5 note offensive, says Sikh activist
The revelation the UK's new plastic £5 note contains a small amount of animal fat is "extremely offensive", a Sikh activist has said.
Jagdish Singh said it was "troubling" to find out that tallow - derived from beef or mutton, but sometimes pork - was used to manufacture the fiver.
He joined a number of Hindus in urging the notes be banned from temples, where meat products are forbidden.
A petition to ban the new £5 notes has attracted more than 100,000 signatures.
It calls on the Bank of England to "cease to use animal products in the production of currency that we... read more
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