Pig-tailed monkeys are among the thousands of monkeys believed to be used as slaves on farms in Thailand – never knowing the freedom in the jungle as they should be, with their captors possibly will kill them to death. STAY CLASSY MONKEY ISLAND OFFICIAL T-SHIRT
A report that causes Shock from animal rights charity PETA last month revealed that these organisms are used in the production of conventional supermarket coconut products such as oil, milk, and yogurt.
The dairy market alone is worth £ 315 million worldwide, monkeys are made to grow trees 100 feet wide and pick up to 1,000 coconuts a day.
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Here, Sun Online takes a closer look at the dire conditions these helpless animals are forced to live in – just for the sake of cheap labor.
‘Isolated and chained, they lose their minds’
Thailand has long been known for its exploitation of animals, with tourists being able to pay to ride chained captive elephants and beatings, and tigers thought to be ‘sedative’ were used as props for selfies in supposed ‘sanctuaries’.
And the sick scenes recorded on the film provide a realistic view of the tragic life of a monkey on a coconut farm.
In footage of Asian PETA investigators visiting eight farms, one can be seen trapped in a small cage, frantically shaking bars in a vain attempt to escape, while another tries to run away from an aggressor.
The charity also visited four ‘monkey schools’ – facilities where they were brought in to be taught how to pick coconuts or to perform as leisure travel.
Animals in these facilities exhibit stereotypical behavior manifesting of extreme stress, with some being led to insanity, walking rapidly over a small patch of bare dust on which they are chained.
monkey trapped in a cage in Thailand Credit: Borneo Orangutan Survival Organization
Jason Baker, PETA Asia’s Senior Vice President, was the lead force in the investigation, and visited nipa farms to speak with workers about using monkeys to pick coconuts from big trees. .
He told Sun Online: “Monkeys were brought from their natural home as a child, imprisoned, chained to old tires and barrels alone, trained by force and forced to work under threat. punishment.
“They are attached to hard metal collars and are chained or tied for a long time.
“Denied the freedom to walk, communicate with others or do anything that is natural and important to them, these intelligent animals slowly lose their minds.
Coconut products pictured at a supermarket in Bangkok, Thailand. An Aroy-D spokesperson rejected the report.
Coconut products pictured at a supermarket in Bangkok, Thailand. An Army-D spokesperson rejected the report.
“Driven to the point of despair, they run fast and circle endlessly over the barren, filthy patches where they are chained.”
The work they performed had a deadly figure. The lifespan of a monkey confined under these conditions is 15, while in the STAY CLASSY MONKEY ISLAND OFFICIAL T-SHIRT wild they can live up to 25 years.
Jason added: “Frightened monkeys are forced to perform difficult and frustrating tasks, such as twisting coconuts until they fall off the tree from a great height, for six to 10 hours each. day.
“An investigator has learned that if monkeys try to defend themselves, their canines can be removed.”
Following public outcry, UK supermarkets including Waitrose, Co-op, and Ocado have removed some products from sale.