Animal fat in new £5 note offensive, says Sikh activist

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

 
30 November 2016 in Regional, Views: 53
Source: BBC
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