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    Fivers

    Someone's worked out how many cows have been used to make all the new fivers in circulation.

    A Very Precise Calculation of Exactly How Many Cows Are Being Murdered to Make the New Fivers

    Half a cow, distributed evenly across 329 million banknotes.

    That is not a lot of dead cows, given that the UK eats 2.6 million cows every year and the £5 banknote production has already peaked.
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    Re: Fivers

    Quote Originally Posted by spot View Post
    Someone's worked out how many cows have been used to make all the new fivers in circulation.

    A Very Precise Calculation of Exactly How Many Cows Are Being Murdered to Make the New Fivers

    Half a cow, distributed evenly across 329 million banknotes.

    That is not a lot of dead cows, given that the UK eats 2.6 million cows every year and the £5 banknote production has already peaked.
    I always thought thee tallow was more associated with sheep than cows and could be extracted from the wool as well as from the fat.

    Talking about the fat, the guy's calculations are totally wrong as they assume that all of the cow's fat in the offcuts is tallow :-)

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    Re: Fivers

    Wonder if the cows are halal ?

    Some people have far too much time on their hands.

    And Bryn.......think that's lanolin ?
    I thought I knew more than this until I opened my mouth

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    Re: Fivers

    Quote Originally Posted by Bruv View Post
    Wonder if the cows are halal ?

    Some people have far too much time on their hands.

    And Bryn.......think that's lanolin ?
    Oops - you are, of course, perfectly correct.

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    Re: Fivers

    I quote from the BBC breaking news feed - Bank of England says its supplier is working on "potential solutions" to the issue of animal fat in new £5 note.

    One aspect is they'd have to withdraw every tainted note in circulation, all 329 million of them, while issuing redesigned replacements.

    I don't see that happening, do you?
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    Re: Fivers

    Quote Originally Posted by Bruv View Post
    Wonder if the cows are halal ?
    Similar to what is kosher. It depends on how the cow is slaughtered.

    BTW, it is impossible to MURDER a cow.

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    Re: Fivers

    Shearers have the softest hands.

    We have a new fiver. Its plastic and has a clear window. But all our money is plastic now.
    As far as banknotes go though, they are kind of pretty.

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    Re: Fivers

    Quote Originally Posted by tude dog View Post
    Similar to what is kosher. It depends on how the cow is slaughtered.

    BTW, it is impossible to MURDER a cow.
    Does a cow understand 'intent' ?

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    Re: Fivers

    Hindus have no concept of Kosher or Halal, they just treat cows as divine.

    The fact that the English language and English-derived law excludes non-humans from the concept of murder is a defect in the English language and English-derived law, not a fault of the cow. In Indian law it is illegal to murder any god, especially a cow.
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    Quote Originally Posted by spot View Post
    Hindus have no concept of Kosher or Halal, they just treat cows as divine.

    The fact that the English language and English-derived law excludes non-humans from the concept of murder is a defect in the English language and English-derived law, not a fault of the cow. In Indian law it is illegal to murder any god, especially a cow.
    Youre in England, under English law and culture. Why would what hindus think concern you?

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