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Bhaktivedanta Manor’s ​Statement on UK Bank Notes with Animal Fat- £5 and £10

Friday, 17 February 2017 / Published in Recent Media / 1,039 views

Bhaktivedanta Manor’s ​Statement on Tallow Bank Notes.
We are both shocked and saddened to receive news that the Bank of England have already printed ten pound notes containing tallow. As a temple community our ethos is nonviolence. As such we stopped accepting the new five pound notes which in turn impacted the donations we depend on. Now with news of the ten pound note we will have to review our stance on banning tallow notes. We now find ourselves having to choose between compromising our core religious principles and spiritual values or suffering significant financial losses. We fail to see how in this day and age a public service provider could allow this to not only continue but to become significantly more harmful.
We do welcome the bank’s planned consultation and understand that the costs of correcting the oversight are deemed unacceptable. Currency must be acceptable to all, therefore there is no question, it must be free from animal products.

Gauri das Managing Director Bhaktivedanta Manor (UK)

One Response to “Bhaktivedanta Manor’s ​Statement on UK Bank Notes with Animal Fat- £5 and £10”

  1. You would think that the Britsh would have learned their lesson from history. The last time they did something like this it started the Sepoy rebellion in India in 1857. They put beef and pig tallow on the cartridges that the Hindu and Muslim soldiers (Sepoys) had to handle.