Monkey Rights Activists Force Costco to Cut Ties to Thai Coconut Company That Uses Underpaid Monkey Labor

A monkey laborer relaxes after a 12-hour shift under unethical work conditions

Sexists are complaining about Ariana Grande advertising cunnilingus to 7-year-old children.

However, that either doesn’t matter, or it is actually good somehow because it empowers women.

The real problem America is facing?

Forced monkey labor.


Costco has reportedly stopped purchasing Chaokoh coconut milk after PETA accused its manufacturer, the Thailand-based company Theppadungporn Coconut Co., of using forced monkey labor.

PETA investigators from its Asia division found cruelty to monkeys at farms and facilities used by Theppadungporn Coconut Co., according to the animal rights group.

“When not being forced to pick coconuts or perform in circus-style shows for tourists, the animals were kept tethered, chained to old tires, or confined to cages barely larger than their bodies,” a PETA news release stated. “One coconut farmer confirmed that when monkeys are terrified and try to defend themselves, handlers may have their teeth pulled out.”

Chaokoh, one of the world leaders in coconut milk production and other coconut products, and Theppadungporn Coconut Co., have not responded to CNN’s request for comment.

Theppadungporn told USA Today that it has audited coconut plantations using a third party and shared a copy of the 14-page “Monkey-Free Coconut Due Diligence Assessment.” The report says 64 farms out of 817 were randomly selected and “did not find the use of monkey for coconut harvesting.”

“Following the recent news about the use of ‘monkey labour’ in Thailand’s coconut industry, Chaokoh, one of the world’s leaders in coconut milk production, reassures that we do not engage the use of monkey labour in our coconut plantations,” the company said in a statement, which noted that its suppliers have signed memorandums of understanding that there’s no monkey labor at their farms.

What the anti-monkey labor activists refuse to ask is where these monkeys are supposed to get jobs if they get fired from the coconut harvesting industry.

CNN might want to think this through a bit more, frankly. Because these monkeys may well be coming for their jobs.

Donald Trump has already said that he would rather have monkey immigrants than Moslems, because they’re more peaceful.

Think about it, CNN.