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Piers Morgan clashes with vegan over new £5 note

Piers Morgan clashes with vegan over new £5 note

(5:01) Vegans are objecting to the new polymer five pound notes that have been revealed to contain beef tallow, an animal fat used in the process of manufacture.

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Piers' point about cigarette butts was skimmed over. People don't have to soke, but that was not the issue. Piers has to breathe, and he has to accept a proportion of smoke with that, and cigarette butts on the floor.

The vegan argument is that because at some stage in the history of the product an animal was involved, the final product is tabu. If that is followed logically then I doubt if any product would be acceptable. A vegan buys a piece of wood from a DIY shop. But the shopkeeper eats meat, as do just about everyone else involved in the business of putting that wood in the shop. Then there are the animals involved in the machines used in the timber industry, the transport industry, the financial sector - and on and on - all of which are necessary to sell the vegan the wood. Not to mention the animals that were killed in felling the tree etc.

Unless the vegan is willing to forego all that, and to disable their own immune system, their argument is hypocritical, cherry-picking, nonsense.

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Piers' point about cigarette butts was skimmed over. People don't have to soke, but that was not the issue. Piers has to breathe, and he has to accept a proportion of smoke with that, and cigarette butts on the floor.

The vegan argument is that because at some stage in the history of the product an animal was involved, the final product is tabu. If that is followed logically then I doubt if any product would be acceptable. A vegan buys a piece of wood from a DIY shop. But the shopkeeper eats meat, as do just about everyone else involved in the business of putting that wood in the shop. Then there are the animals involved in the machines used in the timber industry, the transport industry, the financial sector - and on and on - all of which are necessary to sell the vegan the wood. Not to mention the animals that were killed in felling the tree etc.

Unless the vegan is willing to forego all that, and to disable their own immune system, their argument is hypocritical, cherry-picking, nonsense.

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