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Popular meal delivery service HelloFresh has finally agreed to stop sourcing coconuts from Thailand over growing concerns for animal cruelty. HelloFresh was accused of using coconut milk obtained from money labor in Thailand, according to an investigation by PETA Asia.
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The coconut industry in Thailand chains, whips, beats, and forces monkeys to spend long hours picking coconuts. For eight months, from December 2021 to July 2022, PETA Asia conducted its third investigation into Thailand’s coconut industry. They found chained monkeys who are forced to spend long hours climbing trees and picking heavy coconuts. In response, the Thai government and companies that make coconut products have claimed that monkeys are no longer used in the making of exported products. However, an investigation fomr PETA Asia has confirmed that rampant abuse of the monkeys is still going unchecked. They found that the Thai coconut industry executives deliberately hide monkey labor.
“Monkeys are chained around the neck and forced to toil day in and day out, all for HelloFresh and other companies that lack a conscience,” Tracy Reiman, PETA’s executive vice president, claimed Monday in an emailed statement. “PETA is calling on everyone, including HelloFresh, to stop buying canned coconut milk from Thailand until monkeys are no longer used and abused for profit.”
- PETA Investigation Accuses HelloFresh of Using Coconut Milk Obtained From Monkey Labor
- New Footage of Monkey Labor in Thai Coconut Farms
- Retailers Remove Coconut Products from Thai Suppliers Accused of Using Monkey Labor
- Monkeys Abused and Trained to Harvest Coconuts in Thailand
- PETA Goes After Associated Food Stores CEO Over Forced Monkey Labor
- Danone’s So Delicious Launches Program for Filipino Coconut Farmers
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