British Currency Contains Animal Fat, And Vegans Aren't Pleased
A petition against the U.K.'s new 5-pound note has over 100,000 signatures.By Ryan Biek | December 1, 2016
Vegans and vegetarians are protesting British cash because it contains animal fat.
In September, the U.K. switched its 5-pound notes from paper to polymer, a bendable plastic.
But on Monday, the Bank of England acknowledged they're made with tallow, a form of animal fat.