I had to check this story out. Seems PETA is at it again and Minnesota Target Corporation was their target this time.  Seems Thailand-based Theppadungporn Coconut Co. is using monkey labor.

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Target Corporation is just one of a few retail outlets that have ceased selling Chaokoh coconut milk. There is nothing wrong with the milk.  It's just, get ready for this, PETA feels the monkeys at are being exploited at Thailand-based Theppadungporn Coconut Co.

PETA claims Thailand-based Theppadungporn Coconut Co. is  “exploiting monkeys and lying about it.”  Costco dropped the product back in October.  Now Target has decided to do the same.

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I'm no expert in the labor field, in fact I've made a strong effort to avoid labor altogether. I think these monkeys need to form some sort of union.

During an investigation, PETA discovered that monkeys were being forced to pick coconuts and even perform for tourists.  PETA claims the monkeys were  “tethered, chained to old tires, or confined to cages barely larger than their bodies.”

PETA did multiple investigations and found that monkey labor was widespread in Thailand's coconut business.  PETA said that many of Thailand's coconut businesses have quit using the monkeys for labor.  They say some companies are just hiding the monkeys when auditors show up to check on the monkeys.

Gee, thanks PETA!  Where is a monkey supposed to find a job now?  Maybe radio?



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