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Retailers drop Chaokoh brand coconut milk for using monkey slaves for labor

You read that right:

https://www.usatoday.com/story/money/shopping/2021/01/25/target-coconut-milk-monkey-labor-claims-peta-chaokoh/4246921001/

The Minneapolis-based retailer confirmed to USA TODAY on Monday that it decided to remove products from the Thai supplier People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) accused of using monkeys as forced labor to pick coconuts from trees.

Re: Retailers drop Chaokoh brand coconut milk for using monkey slaves for labor

These guys have it a little better.

Re: Retailers drop Chaokoh brand coconut milk for using monkey slaves for labor

That's amazing, but that goofy old dude needs to knock the ash off his friggin' cigarette. That's going to fall into his food or drink at any moment.



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Re: Retailers drop Chaokoh brand coconut milk for using monkey slaves for labor

Very cute

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Re: Retailers drop Chaokoh brand coconut milk for using monkey slaves for labor

This is apparently a common practice that has been around forever.

https://www.npr.org/sections/thesalt/2015/10/19/448960760/monkeys-pick-coconuts-in-thailand-are-they-abused-or-working-animals

Thailand has been raising and training pigtailed macaques to pick coconuts for around 400 years. Coconut farmers in Sri Lanka, Malaysia, India and other countries in the region sometimes rely on monkeys, too.

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