Coconut Brands That Don’t Support Monkey Labour

A PETA Asia investigation has revealed that in Thailand, terrified young monkeys are kept chained, abusively trained, and forced to climb trees to pick coconuts used for the coconut brand Chaokoh.

Monkey labour is used in the Thai coconut industry, whereas coconut farms in Brazil, Colombia, Hawaii, India, and the Philippines generally don’t use monkeys. Because coconut water is typically taken from coconuts grown on dwarf trees, its production doesn’t usually involve monkeys.

Brands That Don’t Support Monkey Labour

The following brands have policies of sourcing only from farms that don’t use monkey labour:

Ape Snacks
A Taste of Thai
Australia’s Own
Bath and Still
Ceres Organics
Chef’s Choice
Coconut Merchant
Coconuts Organic
Daiya Foods
Dream Coconut Milk
Edward & Sons Family of Brands (Native Forest, Let’s Do Organic, Nature Factor)
Essential Trading
Follow Your Heart
Harmless Harvest
Koko Dairy Free
Lucy Bee
Miyoko’s Creamery
Nature’s Way
Naturli’ Foods
Nudie Snacks
Raglan Food Co
Raw C
Rebel Kitchen
So Good
Thai Coconut (Thai Coco brand)
The Coconut Collaborative
The Coconut Company
The Groovy Food Company
Three by One
TIANA Fairtrade Organics
Vara Foods brands (TASCO, T.A.S., TEPTIP)

This list is not comprehensive and may be updated at any time in accordance with the findings of PETA Asia’s investigations or new information received by PETA.

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