People are disgusted at what is in the new £5 note
The new five pound notes have been in circulation for over two months now (13th September), and have generally been received quite well.
They are stronger, smaller, cleaner and nicer looking. And the inclusion of Winston Churchill was never going to be disputed, one of this nation's greatest statesmen and the only Prime Minister to receive a Nobel Prize for Literature.
They are even making people money, as notes with the serial number beginning with 'AA' or 'AK47' have been known to be selling for up to £2000.
But now, people are shocked with the new polymer notes as the Bank of England confirmed that they contained a specific substance:
@SteffiRox there is a trace of tallow in the polymer pellets used in the base substrate of the polymer £5 notes— Bank of England (@bankofengland) November 28, 2016
Yes, tallow, otherwise known as animal fat, is in the new notes and people are outraged.
As if the new £5 note contains animal fat how grim 😷😷😷— ✨ (@moodbomb_) November 29, 2016
So the new £5 Note has Animal Fat in them. I thought it was just paper and ink. Gawd. 🤕— Abir Ahmad (@AbirAhmad113) November 29, 2016
As if 2016 couldn't get any more bizarre, ANIMAL FAT IN THE NEW £5 NOTE— Paul Mitchell (@mrmitchell78) November 29, 2016
There is even a petition calling for the notes to be taken out of circulation as they ignore basic human rights.
Yet some people just simply don't care:
why are vegans going raggo over the £5 note? it's not like animals were killed for currency.— ॐ (@h0lliemay_x) November 29, 2016
Turns out the new £5 note contains animal fat. I thought they tasted a bit off— Josh Woodman (@Joshua_Woodman) November 29, 2016
People moaning that the new £5 note contains animal fat? Just go for a run after and you'll be fine. Alternatively don't fucking eat it....— Jordan (@JordanHickling) November 29, 2016
What do you think? Is it a disgrace, or are you not bothered.
The BoE have not yet announced what they will do in light of this backlash.