Not content with shaking your world up by producing notes of slightly different sizes, it also turns out that the Bank of England have also made the new fivers to contain tallow, a substance made from animal fats that can also be found in soap and candles.
While the new note has been lauded by cokeheads up and down the county (being as they are a coated-polymer construction as opposed paper and therefore let way less gear stick to its service), some vegans and vegetarians are a *bit* pissed off.
@bankofengland is it true the new £5 notes contain tallow?— Steffi Rox (@SteffiRox) November 28, 2016
@bankofengland— Connor Browne (@Browners25) November 29, 2016
I think it is vile to ignore the sacredly held beliefs of millions of Britain's, when using tallow in the £5 notes. Shame.
why does EVERYTHING have to contribute to animal suffering??— l i (v) (@liviijoy) November 29, 2016
did they need to put tallow in a bank note?? really????
But, owing to their status as punchline du jour, people are... less than sympathetic:
state of these vegan morons whinging about fiver notes. fannies.— W3BRU (@W3BRU) November 29, 2016
I'm vegan and I've just ate a five pound note on toast I'm fucking fuming!!! https://t.co/6kZWpMCz9S— RTB (@ROUNDTHEBEND__) November 28, 2016
If any Vegan's are getting rid of their Fiver's I'll have them— ㅤPapi Santa 🎅ㅤ (@Charleh_) November 29, 2016
The reaction to the notes has been quite something since their introduction this past September - some have been going for a 16,000 times mark-up on eBay - and as we finally, thankfully reach Slow News Season, we wouldn’t be surprised if there were a few more questionable stories about them in the coming weeks…
(Image: Rex Features)