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UK new £5 note contains animal fat

40'000 Vegetarians are protesting after UK government admits there are very small amounts of animal fat in the new five pounds banknote,

http://www.bbc.com/news/business-38144598
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Old 30.11.2016, 18:32
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Re: UK new £5 note contains animal fat

Soon the Jews and Muslims will be complaining because some of it is pork fat!

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Old 30.11.2016, 18:34
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Soon the Jews and Muslims will be complaining because some of it is pork fat!
The prohibition is only for consuming it, not handling it
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Re: UK new £5 note contains animal fat

Saw this on the news yesterday, and was tempted to post it in the First World Problems thread.

A tiny bit of tallow is nothing compared to all the infections transmitted by cash handling, and I bet they all reach for their scented tallow candles at bathtime or in a power cut.
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Old 30.11.2016, 18:41
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40'000 vegetarians tree-huggers are protesting after uk government admits there are very small amounts of animal fat in the new five pounds banknote,

http://www.bbc.com/news/business-38144598
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Old 30.11.2016, 19:56
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Saw this on the news yesterday, and was tempted to post it in the First World Problems thread.

A tiny bit of tallow is nothing compared to all the infections transmitted by cash handling, and I bet they all reach for their scented tallow candles at bathtime or in a power cut.
Ah yes, but the new note is machine washable..
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Re: UK new £5 note contains animal fat

biodiesel also contains tallow, like the 5 pound notes.

how many vegetarians would have thought about the dilemma of either using bio products with animal fat or using vegan diesel?
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Old 30.11.2016, 20:10
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Re: UK new £5 note contains animal fat

Hindu temple in Manchester is already asking members not to donate the notes for their charity programme.
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biodiesel also contains tallow, like the 5 pound notes.

how many vegetarians would have thought about the dilemma of either using bio products with animal fat or using vegan diesel?
Hmm, I would think every fossil fuel contains animal products.
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Old 01.12.2016, 10:17
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Re: UK new £5 note contains animal fat

I imagine the amount of animal fat is far outweighed by the amount of coke found on notes in the UK...
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Old 01.12.2016, 10:23
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Re: UK new £5 note contains animal fat

pretty much everything contains animal parts.
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Old 01.12.2016, 10:39
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Re: UK new £5 note contains animal fat

I once saw an animal get killed by natural predators on TV. As a result, I now have PTSD.

Now, it flares up every time I see a new fiver. My victim status score just went up. Yay me. I win!
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Old 01.12.2016, 10:48
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It doesn't make them any tastier.
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Old 01.12.2016, 10:53
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Re: UK new £5 note contains animal fat

All the £5 notes in circulation, added together, contain half a cow's worth of tallow.

I don't think we'll be seeing a repeat of the Indian Mutiny.
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Old 01.12.2016, 11:37
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All the £5 notes in circulation, added together, contain half a cow's worth of tallow.

I don't think we'll be seeing a repeat of the Indian Mutiny.
And I'm also assured that the other half hasn't been wasted. It's just been put aside ready for the next round of quantitative easing.
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Re: UK new £5 note contains animal fat

What we are seeing is a Bank of England rethink...

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http://www.bbc.com/news/business-38164921
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Old 01.12.2016, 12:41
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What we are seeing is a Bank of England rethink...

http://www.bbc.com/news/business-38164921
"The Bank said the problem "had only just come to light" and it was treating the concerns with "utmost seriousness"."

And that's the problem right there.

Brexit or no Brexit, little by little the country is turning into an utter shithole. If this was Switzerland and the story "came to light", the SNB would shrug and say "so what?". (I wonder actually how much Tallow is in the new 50 note?)

Then, perhaps with 100,000 signatures it would go to referendum. And the people would vote and the majority would say "Get the f**k outta here".
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Old 02.12.2016, 13:39
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Re: UK new £5 note contains animal fat

Israel has Polymer bank notes since 2008, yet no one raised a fuss. The UK seems to have a fundamentlist vegan problem:

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Old 02.12.2016, 13:52
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"The Bank said the problem "had only just come to light" and it was treating the concerns with "utmost seriousness"."

And that's the problem right there.

Brexit or no Brexit, little by little the country is turning into an utter shithole. If this was Switzerland and the story "came to light", the SNB would shrug and say "so what?". (I wonder actually how much Tallow is in the new 50 note?)

Then, perhaps with 100,000 signatures it would go to referendum. And the people would vote and the majority would say "Get the f**k outta here".
I think this is a sign that we need a war, because people don't seem to have enough sensible things to worry about.
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I think this is a sign that we need a war, because people don't seem to have enough sensible things to worry about.
Well if you think about it logically, why would any form of money need any form of animal product in it? Maybe the war should be between people who think it is ok and people who think it is not ok.

Or of course we could just get rid of money and do everything electronically and solve the problem.
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