Hindus urged not to donate new fivers at Leicester temple
A Hindu temple has urged worshippers not to give new five pound notes in donations after the Bank of England confirmed they contain animal fat.
The notes are made from small amounts of tallow, derived from animal waste products, which has angered a number of groups who are against animal harm.
Vibhooti Acharya, president of one of Leicester's largest temples, said it has caused "anger" among Hindus.
She said the temple's committee was considering a ban on the notes.
About 90,000 people have signed a petition calling for tallow to be removed from bank notes.
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