Did you know that inside the new £5 and £10 notes there is a trace of tallow?
Also, did you know that tallow is a hard fatty substance made from animal fat?
Well when this was discovered, vegans all over the country were complaining about it – as they choose not to use any products made of animals. It may seem unsurprising to you but a petition which gained more than 100,000 signatures, stated that the notes which contain the tallow, “is unacceptable to millions of vegans & vegetarians, Hindus, Sikhs and Jains in the UK”. I agree with this statement because the old paper notes DID NOT contain tallow so I believe that these notes shouldn’t contain tallow. Can you imagine carrying around dead animal fat in your wallet or your purse all day? I believe that this is bad for your health. What do you think?