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Old 30th Nov 2016, 13:56   #1 (permalink)
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Meat in the money

Apparently the new £5 note has traces of tallow in it, for reasons known only to the BoE. A VERY concerned vegan has uncovered this fact and has over 80,000 people on a petition, including vegans, vegetarians and Hindus who are likewise enraged and want the notes recalled and replaced…..My cynical mind wonders do they make such a rigorous examination of ALL the products that they use on a daily basis which will no doubt have some connection to the animal world ???
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Old 30th Nov 2016, 13:59   #2 (permalink)
 
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Just another of the permanently offended.

They don't have to eat the money!
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Old 30th Nov 2016, 14:24   #3 (permalink)
 
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The offended 80,00 can feel free to send me their offensive £5 notes. I will not be in the least offended.
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Some people really need something serious to be worried about.
80% of US paper currency has traces of cocaine. No protests.
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Why haven't we had a petition from 'tree huggers' complaining about the wood used in making the paper for all the other notes in circulation?

As oxenos says, I am quite happy to help collect £5 notes that these offended people don't want! (Just think what beautiful juicy steaks I could then buy with a whole bunch of those 'donated' £5 notes!)
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Old 30th Nov 2016, 14:49   #6 (permalink)
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New five pound note: Not suitable for vegetarians - BBC News

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-38146842
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Based in the title, I thought this thread would be about using dollar bills as condoms, and the problem of debit cards and other electro-currency not being up to the task.
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Wow. It would be lovely to have a world so simple that we actually had time to get offended.

Isn't it is the English £5 note whereby most of them have traces of cocaine in it?

What would these delicate slowflakes do if they boarded a plane or got in a taxi and it had leather seats?
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Isn´t it good to know that the world is in such a perfect condition that we have nothing else to worry about?
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Old 30th Nov 2016, 15:56   #10 (permalink)
 
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I wonder if the other countries, Australia for example, who have 'plastic money' use the same manufacturing process?

If so this story is donkeys years out of date as I would think vegan Johnny Foreigner would have thrown their vegetarian friendly toys out of the pram long ago.
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This reminds me of a discussion I had with an English Buddhist convert, years ago. She was into the whole Buddhist chanting, meditation, incense burning, thing, and was following the steps to enlightenment (so no sex, no alcohol, no eating meat etc, etc).

I'd just read an article in New Scientist about some work that revealed that when plants like carrots were pulled from the ground, there was a surge of electrical activity in their cells, and there was speculation that this might be something similar to pain. I gave her a photocopy of the article, really just as a wind-up..........

She came back with a rather strong defence of vegetarianism, with all sorts of rather odd arguments. It was great fun debating with her, and dismantling her points, one by one. The conversation ended when I asked about her sandals. I just said something like "I suppose the leather in those sandals came from a cow that died naturally, did it?" For some reason this tipped her over the edge into hurling abuse.........................
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I would doubt that any animals are slaughtered specifically to provide the tallow needed for the new £5 notes. Surely there would be enough otherwise unusable waste product from the normal food chain product.
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They will just have to try and forget about it whilst putting the note back in their leather purse/wallet.

I never understood why these people would rather pigs were extinct that have them in the fields. Don't get me wrong, I am against all intensive farming and nearly as much against the whole 'Organic' thing but I also would not want to see them disappear completely.

I doubt many would keep a pig as a pet without the bonus of getting some crispy crackling one day.
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Old 30th Nov 2016, 17:36   #14 (permalink)
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I would doubt that any animals are slaughtered specifically to provide the tallow needed for the new £5 notes. Surely there would be enough otherwise unusable waste product from the normal food chain product.
Yes, but these pillocks don't consider that - or the fact that oil, and therefor petrol, avtur and plastics, comes from the bodies of dead squashed animals.

And don't get me started on the "vegetarians" who "don't like to think that an animal has suffered so that I can eat", and eat cheese and drink milk! And even more ridiculously - vegetarian cheese!
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Cow eats grass. Vegetable.
Cow has milk, which is milked, and the cow remains alive, and perhaps got a little jolly if the hand that milked her used a caring and sensitive touch.


Cheese seems a perfectly vegetarian food. Cow remains alive, and with a bit of luck, happy.
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...yes, but what about her calf who does not get to drink it?

Those vegans get you whatever you do.

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Response: "In principle yes. It only needs to be filtered through a chicken first."
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I've heard that the word "vegetarian" came from an old Native American word, loosely translated to "bad hunter."
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I admit when I saw the headline that new £5 notes weren't vegan friendly and this ridiculous petition I hit my head off my desk.. I then became rather envious. I'd love to have such a narrow self obsessed view of the world and be so ignorant and unaware of all that is happening at the moment to allow myself to be offended by tallow in a £5 note.

Ignorance really must be bliss if this stuff is what attracts 80'000 petitions.
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Having a scientific mind gives me some advantages and disadvantages. One of the advantages (from my perspective) is that I don't accept things without evidence - if it hasn't been proven to be true then in my view it's just another theory.

Now, I accept that this does wind people up, as I tend to question anything that's not a proven theorem. It particularly winds up some species of God-botherers, but thankfully not the more logical sort.

The pseudo-logical structures that vegetarians, vegans, "organic" food fanatics, etc put together to defend their position are really like waving a red flag at a bull to me. Hence the leather-sandals-from-a-dead-cow? point with the Buddhist woman.

The ones that particularly get my goat are the "organic" fanatics. My first degree was in organic chemistry (hated it, so changed and did a more sensible second degree in engineering) so when the "organic" bunch try and argue against using something, I just love to point out that if they are supporters of organic substances, then they have no reason not to. My latest run-in was with a group of well-meaning nutters, out to get loads of stuff banned.

When I made the point that their core argument was flawed, in that stuff like petrol and diesel was organic, as was just about everything in everyone's diet, they sort of lost it. This bunch of nutters are trying to redefine the word "organic", from its true meaning of any compound or material that contains the element carbon, in any form, to a very narrow definition that they want to be free to change at whim.

It annoys me almost as much as the way homosexuals, lesbians etc have tried to redefine the word "gay". As far as I'm concerned, gay means bright, lively, cheerful, colourful, in high spirits, and I'm deeply offended by the way homesexual men managed to get the rest of the world to accept that it meant people attracted to others of the same sex. It's plain wrong to corrupt language in such a way, IMHO.

Just to be clear, I am not in any way prejudiced against homosexuals, lesbians, transgender individuals, or any other group of people who relate or classify themselves in this way. I would just far rather they be honest about who they are, rather than steal a perfectly good word that means something completely different in order to avoid being truthful.
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Old 30th Nov 2016, 19:27   #20 (permalink)
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I wonder if the other countries, Australia for example, who have 'plastic money' use the same manufacturing process?
Yes.

Australia was the first country in the world to introduce polymer notes,28 years ago.The UK fiver is made by the same company that produces the Oz currency.

https://www.innoviasecurity.com/history/
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