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UK Keeps Animal Fat in 5 Pound Note Despite Vegan Protests

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You’re a dedicated vegan who avoids animal ingredients in not just your food, but also your clothing, home furnishings, and health and beauty products.  But what do you do if there’s an animal product in something that’s virtually impossible to avoid?  This dilemma became very real for vegans in the UK back in September 2016 when the government debuted a redesigned £5 note that contains tallow, an animal fat. Animal Fat in Paper Money   The new money, which is said to be stronger (water-proof and tear-resistant) and safer for the environment, contains a polymer that is manufactured using an animal product called tallow.  Tallow is rendered from the fat of cows or sheep, and has been commonly used in...

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Artist Lisa Frank Teams Up With Glamour Dolls For Vegan Makeup Line

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Were you obsessed with those cute and colorful Lisa Frank designs on your school supplies back in the 90s?  What cool girl didn’t want psychedelic kittens, unicorns, and other adorable critters on her notebooks and pencil cases?  There’s exciting news for Lisa Frank fans who’ve grown up, started wearing makeup, and gone vegan…Lisa Frank is teaming up with the indie cruelty-free beauty brand Glamour Dolls to create a new vegan product line! Right now, you can pre-order an adorable cruelty-free angled blush brush decorated with rainbow-colored unicorns.  Cruelty-free makeup brushes are made from synthetic fibers, not animal hairs like some other makeup brushes.  The new Lisa Frank brush will be ready to ship in April-May 2017 and will be the...

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