Innocent animals are murdered yet again for a senseless purpose.Disappointingly, to use the tallow in the making of the new £5 note, even when vegetarian alternatives are present. The paper currency is not respectful now.
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What is tallow?
Tallow is a substance made from animal fat that is commonly used the making of soap, candles and now the new £5 note.
The new polymer fiber uses beef tallow made from animal fat found around the kidneys, stomach and other organs.
Why is there animal fat in the new £5 note?
It is thought that the animal product is used as a source of stearic acid, which acts as a lubricant and neutralises trace additives in the notes.
Although tallow is a byproduct of the meat industry, its inclusion in the new note has lead to outrage from vegetarians and vegans, as well as Hindus Sikhs and Jains – whose religion forbids them from eating beef.
What vegetarian and vegan-friendly alternatives are there to tallow?
Vegetable-based tallow can be made from coconut or palm oil. It is created by treating the oil with water at high temperatures, which hydrogenates to create stearic acid.