How monkeys are being abused to make your coconut milk: Shocking investigation ... trends now

How monkeys are being abused to make your coconut milk: Shocking investigation ... trends now
How monkeys are being abused to make your coconut milk: Shocking investigation ... trends now

How monkeys are being abused to make your coconut milk: Shocking investigation ... trends now

Co-Op has become the first major supermarket to stop selling Thai coconut milk Investigation revealed cruel treatment of monkeys used to pick the coconuts

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A leading supermarket has ditched trendy coconut milk produced by 'cruel' monkey labour.

The Co-Op has become the first major supermarket to stop selling all coconut milk from Thailand from its 2,800 stores.

It comes after an undercover investigation revealed the cruel treatment of the monkeys used to pick the coconuts.

Coconut milk has become a popular alternative to traditional dairy milk among vegans and shoppers concerned about the welfare of dairy cows.

But an investigation by the animal welfare group PETA found the macaque monkeys used to climb high branches to get the coconuts suffered chilling abuse.

The Co-Op has become the first major supermarket to stop selling all coconut milk from Thailand from its 2,800 stores. It comes after an undercover investigation revealed cruel treatment of the monkeys used to pick the coconuts

The Co-Op has become the first major supermarket to stop selling all coconut milk from Thailand from its 2,800 stores. It comes after an undercover investigation revealed cruel treatment of the monkeys used to pick the coconuts

The Co-op is only selling coconut milk sourced from Sri Lanka a product which is not produced with monkey labour

The Co-op is only selling coconut milk sourced from Sri Lanka a product which is not produced with monkey labour

Now the Co-op is only selling coconut milk sourced from Sri Lanka a product which is not produced with monkey labour.

The investigation by PETA investigated coconut farms in nine provinces in southern Thailand.

Among claimed abuses in the investigation was a trainer caught on camera dangling a screaming monkey by the neck and striking him with a tether.

In another case a monkey used for breeding was kept chained in the sun, without access to water, while other young monkeys were confined in cramped cages.

Labourers spoken to by the investigators said some monkeys suffered broken bones from falling out of trees – or being yanked down by humans.

The investigation by PETA investigated coconut farms in nine provinces in southern Thailand

The investigation by PETA investigated coconut farms in nine provinces in southern Thailand

Among claimed abuses in the investigation was a trainer caught on camera dangling a screaming monkey by the neck and striking him with a tether

Among claimed abuses in the investigation was a trainer caught on camera dangling a screaming monkey by the neck and striking him with a tether

One worker told the investigators most monkeys were kidnapped from their families in nature, even though the species

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