By John Smith •
Published: 03 Jul 2020 • 16:32
Monkeys pick up to 1,000 coconuts per day
IT is said that monkeys have been trained to pick coconuts for thousands of years in Thailand but animal rights group has revealed that this still happens and supermarkets around the world have been selling coconut water and oil from such sources.
Many have switched from traditional milk products in order to help prevent cruelty to animals but those people would be horrified to discover that some monkeys are kidnapped when young, kept in horrific conditions and made to pick up to 1,000 coconuts a day according to PETA.
According to the group, Boots, Morrisons, Waitrose, Ocado and the Co-op in the UK have either suspended sales or undertaken not to sell any of these products sourced from monkey labour again.
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Married to Ophelia in Gibraltar in 1978, John has spent much of his life travelling on security print and minting business and visited every continent except Antarctica.
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