Liverpool FC Cuts Ties With Monkey Labour
After learning from PETA that Chaokoh uses terrified monkeys to pick coconuts for its products, Liverpool FC has not renewed its partnership with the company, which was an official sponsor.
PETA Asia’s first-ever undercover investigation into the use of monkeys in Thailand’s coconut industry revealed that terrified young monkeys in Thailand are kept chained, abusively trained, and forced to climb trees to pick coconuts used by the brands Chaokoh and Aroy-D.
Denied the opportunity to move around freely, socialise with others, or do anything else that’s natural and important to them, these intelligent animals slowly lose their minds.
More and More Companies Are Saying No to Monkey Labour
In the UK, Morrisons has suspended its supply of Chaokoh pending an investigation. Sainsbury’s, Tesco, and Asda have removed Chaokoh products from their shelves. And Ocado, Waitrose, and Co-op have committed to never knowingly selling any products sourced from monkey labour. Walgreens Boots Alliance (operator of Boots) has committed to not stocking Aroy-D or Chaokoh and not knowingly selling any own-brand coconut food and drink products of Thai origin in its stores in Thailand, the UK, and the US.
Following the investigation, more than 25,000 stores will no longer purchase coconut products sourced from monkey labour in Thailand.
What You Can Do
Chaokoh is still exploiting monkeys. Send a message urging the company to stop supporting this cruel industry.