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New British bank notes fall foul of vegetarians

LONDON: Britain's new plastic five-pound notes, bearing the portrait of wartime Prime Minister Winston Churchill, have fallen foul of thousands of people who object to the use of animal fats in their manufacture. An online petition against the notes, started by campaigner Doug Maw, was signed by more than 13,000 supporters in less than 24 hours. "This is unacceptable to millions of vegans and vegetarians in the UK," Maw wrote in the online petition. "We demand that you cease to use animal products in the production…