Vegans in the UK are raising their weak, spindly arms threateningly into the air over a newly-discovered feature of their “paper” money — it’s made of meat.
So, tallow — a tasty ingredient in your McDonald’s French Fries — is used in the new polymer banknotes. Vegans, who disapprove of using animal products in any way, of course can’t spend these £5 notes — and, by extension, anything bought with these £5 notes is verboten, thus making the act of shopping a viral attack upon vegans. Well, I don’t know if that last part is true, but vegans have some weird rules. No word yet on whether or not the British government will stop slaughtering cows for their tasty, tasty banknotes just yet.