Many UK supermarkets have now removed coconut water and oil from their shelves after discovering that they were made from fruit picked by monkeys.
Peta said she discovered “schools of monkeys,” where animals were trained to pick fruit, ride a bike, or play basketball to entertain tourists.
The charity said, “The animals in these facilities – many of which are illegally captured as babies – displayed stereotypical behavior indicative of extreme stress.”
Investigators discovered that monkeys were chained to tires, surrounded by garbage, or confined in unprotected cages.
To prevent masters from being bitten, the teeth of animals are often pulled out.
Elisa Allen, director of Peta, said: “These curious and very intelligent animals are denied psychological stimulation, companionship, freedom and everything that makes life worth living.
“Peta calls on decent people to never support the use of enslaved monkeys by avoiding coconut products from Thailand.
“A monkey was seen frantically shaking the bars of the cage in a futile attempt to escape. ”
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Waitrose and Tesco have committed to never selling items that use monkey labor.
Morrisons has removed the Thai brands and Boots, Co-op and Ocado have vowed not to sell them.
Activist and fiancee of Prime Minister Carrie Symonds said today: “It is time for ALL supermarkets to do the same.”
Sainsbury’s said it “is actively looking into our ranges”.
Asda said, “We will not tolerate any form of animal abuse in our supply chain. “