Costco Drops Coconut Milk Tied to Monkey Labor

Costco—one of the largest grocery chains in the U.S.—has cut ties with major Thailand-based coconut milk producer Chaokoh because it uses chained monkeys as coconut-picking machines. Costco’s decision follows PETA Asia’s undercover investigation into the use of captive monkeys in Thailand’s coconut industry as well as discussions with PETA and pressure from us and thousands of our supporters, including Go-Go’s vocalist Belinda Carlisle.

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 Ingrid E. Newkirk

“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