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Coconut Milk Is Being Pulled from Shelves at Costco, Other Retailers After Some Brands Allegedly Used Monkeys for Forced Labor

You might not be able to stock up on canned coconut milk next trip for one very important reason.

10/29/2020 8:30:00 PM

You might not be able to stock up on canned coconut milk next trip for one very important reason.

You might not be able to stock up on canned coconut milk on your next trip for one very important reason.

promotes monkey labor as an acceptable business practice and even a tourist attraction. PETA's corporate responsibility officer Kent Stein noted that their investigation uncovered the fact that the monkeys pick about 400 coconuts a day—while on chains—and are held in cages the rest of the day when they're not on the clock.

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"Just because something is legal or accepted, it doesn't mean it's OK," Stein toldUSA Today. "What really drives this change is retailers not supporting the product, and of course, customers not buying the product."Chaokoh responded in a statement that its suppliers have signed papers vowing that they're not using monkey labor at their farms: "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 plantation."

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The person making this claim is vegan and from Peta. Those who aren't ...How do you get your bacon, steaks or milk? Your cows are chained to give you milk. Cows can die every minute for your steak Your logic is extremely off. This is beyond ridiculous for so many reasons. so is milk, stop punishing shoppers

😢 I hate greedy ass people. Why Disgusting.

Costco Pulls Coconut Milk Brand Due to Monkey Labor AllegationCostco pulls a coconut milk brand due to forced monkey labor. Idk how but this feels racist 🤔

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Costco is the latest retailer to drop Chaokoh coconut milk over allegations of forced monkey labor, PETA saysThe wholesale club is the latest retailer pledging not to stock coconut products from Thai suppliers who have been accused of using monkeys as forced labor, officials from the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) exclusively told USA TODAY. 👍 Monkey business. Well done Costco.

Costco Pulls Coconut Milk Brand Due to Monkey Labor AllegationCostco pulls a coconut milk brand due to forced monkey labor. Idk how but this feels racist 🤔

Costco is the latest retailer to drop Chaokoh coconut milk over allegations of forced monkey labor, PETA saysThe wholesale club is the latest retailer pledging not to stock coconut products from Thai suppliers who have been accused of using monkeys as forced labor, officials from the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) exclusively told USA TODAY. 👍 Monkey business. Well done Costco.

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