Hindu groups in UK call for withdrawing 'non-veg' 5-pound noteDecember 03, 2016 18:55
The Hindu Forum of Britain has called on the Bank of England to withdraw the new 5-pound note from circulation because it uses animal fat.
HFB said it was convinced the move was not "malicious" but a result of "ignorance" and called for the notes to be made "Karma-free" at the earliest.
The group has been encouraging people to sign a petition calling for the withdrawal of the notes as vegans and vegetarians continued to express outrage at the use of tallow, a substance derived from animal fat.
A petition titled "Remove tallow from bank notes" has gathered nearly 126,000 signatures. It will be delivered to the Bank of England when it hits 150,000.