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Feb 23

UK Parliament Ending Gross Tradition of Writing Laws on Baby Cow Skin

calfThe House of Lords has announced that by April of this year, the UK Parliament will no longer follow the disgusting tradition of writing new laws on dried calf skin, a tradition that’s been followed for over 1,000 years.

Instead of using calves, the Parliament will began using archival paper, a form of paper that typically has a lifespan of over 500 years.

According to Parliamentary estimates, the move from calf skin to archival paper will save roughly £80,000 ($116,000) annually. It will also save the lives of 130 calves for every 500 pieces of paper.

“We took the view a long time ago that we wanted this to stop, and as far as we are concerned the decision has been made”, said a spokesperson for Parliament.

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