After receiving more than 80,000 e-mails from PETA supporters and a PETA delivery of humanely picked coconuts to the company’s CEO, grocery wholesaler Associated Food Stores has ended its sales of Chaokoh brand coconut milk, for which monkeys are chained, caged, and forced into a lifetime of labor picking coconuts. The company joins over 35,000 stores that have rejected coconut products linked to monkey labor in Thailand.
“Almost all of us grew up eating meat, wearing leather, and going to circuses and zoos. We never considered the impact of these actions on the animals involved. For whatever reason, you are now asking the question: Why should animals have rights?” READ MORE
— Ingrid E. Newkirk, PETA President and co-author of Animalkind