The distressing video that was shared by PETA (People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals) showed monkeys being chained and used for coconut harvesting in Thailand.
An investigation that was carried out by PETA showed the monkeys being used as illegal coconut pickers.
They are illegally abducted from their homes and families in nature even if they are just babies.
In the video that was shared by PETA on YouTube, you can see the monkeys acting a bit differently than they would when they are in the wild.
Some monkeys could be seen sitting in metal cages without roofs as rain poured over them.
Others were chained in barbaric conditions, where no humans would even dare to live.
PETA claims that farms in Thailand use these animals to harvest coconuts from trees, which are used by major companies for products such as oil, yogurt, milk, and many more.
Dr. Carys Bennett, PETA senior corporate liaison, said in a statement:
These curious, highly intelligent animals are denied psychological stimulation, companionship, freedom, and everything else that would make their lives worth living, all so that they can be used to gather coconuts. PETA is grateful to British supermarkets for taking swift action to rid their shelves of these unethical products, and we urge the Thai government to take meaningful steps towards ending the vile practice of using monkeys to harvest coconuts.
Retailers in the United States of America, which includes Walgreens, Giant Food, Food Lion, Stop & Shop and Hannaford have vowed to stop stocking or selling coconut products from Thai suppliers that use monkeys as labor
PETA said that 8 farms in Thailand were found with monkeys being used and forced to gather as many as 1,000 coconuts per day.
Cost Plus World Market, owned by Bed Bath & Beyond, banned the Chaokoh coconut milk from its 276 U.S. stores after the brand’s supplier was identified by PETA.
In the United Kingdom, 4 retailers have pledged to clear the products that are the outcome of monkey labors.
Carrie Symonds, the fiancé of British Prime Minister Boris Johnson, is now calling on other supermarkets to follow suit.
Glad Waitrose, Co-op, Boots & Ocado have vowed not to sell products that use monkey labour, while Morrisons has already removed these from its stores.
Time for ALL supermarkets to do the same.
I’m told Asda, Tesco & Sainsbury’s STILL sell such products. https://t.co/nWbEIHpzFL
— Carrie Symonds (@carriesymonds) July 3, 2020
If you want to help in the great cause, stop purchasing products that are made in Thailand and have coconut milk or are products made out of coconuts.