Jurin denies 'industrial' monkey use

08.07.2020 - 05:41

Minister will show envoys animals not mistreated

Thailand does not use monkeys to harvest coconuts on an industrial scale for its export industry, insisted Commerce Minister Jurin Laksanawisit on Monday. Mr Jurin was denying accusations made by People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (Peta), an activist group, which claimed the monkeys trained by Thai farmers to harvest coconuts are often abused. Peta has called for a boycott of Thai coconut products.

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