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Cumbrian man loses bid to ban animal fat in pound notes

140,000 people signed by petition via Credit: ITV Border

A former Cumbrian hotel worker who tried to stop animal fat being used in the new five pound notes, says he's disappointed that the Bank of England has decided to continue with the process.

Doug Maw, who's vegan, says his next step is a demonstration outside the Bank of England on 14 September 2017 - the day the new £10 goes into circulation:

The Bank of England are supposed to represent all of the British public. Their decision to continue using animal parts in the manufacture of polymer notes shows this to be untrue. 140,000 people signed by petition via and 88% of respondents to the Bank’s own consultation wanted animal parts removing, a process the Bank acknowledge they can do. The largest economy in the world (the USA) don’t use animal parts in their money so why should we?"

– Doug Maw