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Monkey Kills Cruel Owner With Coconut

Written by PETA | March 11, 2009
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Monkey with coconut

No, you’re not experiencing déjà vu. This is the second blog in two days in which we’ve reported that primates have taken aim at humans—literally. In the latest instance, a monkey in Thailand—fed up with performing the thankless task of climbing coconut trees to retrieve fruit for his owner to sell—apparently launched a coconut at the man’s head, killing him instantly. Did we mention that payback is hell?

Like so many animals who are exploited for profit, the monkey, whose name is Brother Kwan, was frequently denied rest and beaten if he refused to climb.

This story comes on the heels of a report last week about a chimpanzee in a Swedish Zoo who collects stockpiles of rocks and then chucks them at zoo visitors.

How much more proof do we need that primates are intelligent animals with the ability to reason, get mad, and fight back? Better watch your back, Castrol.

Written by Jennifer Cierlitsky

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  • Naima K says:

    I’m sure everyone is aware of people who have been beaten killed raped dehumanized and forced into slave labor for their entire lives including many in my own family. It wasn’t legally or socially acceptable for any of these millions of people to kill their abusers in retaliation but it’s fine for animals I guess. I wonder if the same people who are so adamant about the animal’s right of homicidal retaliation would be vocal about it if the victim of abuse was a human being of course not. Human beings abuse other human beings every day for profit for fun just because…it’s a normal part of human life. It’s only an issue when it happens to animals. Thanks for helping me understand everyone!

  • jonathan velez says:

    you know that the monkey is going to be killed or is already dead also good for the man he desvered it one of this days animals are going to kill all animal abusers and befriend us all peta members and all other animal rights groups! Go peta!

  • emma says:

    I dont care what anyone eles says on here… I am GLAD the man is dead and i am glad it was the very animal he abused that did it im vey strong on my feelings about primates and anyone who harms a single hair on their heads deserves to die i would choose a primate over a human that abuses them anyday to brother kwan if your now dead..r.i.p sweetie to the man… ha ha. and for those who want to tell me how uncaring and harsh i am…. i dont give a toss.

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