Thai Coconut Farmers Deny PETA Animal Cruelty Charge

09.07.2020 - 04:20

BANGKOK — Coconut farmers in southern Thailand on Wednesday denied the allegation by a U.S.-based animal rights group that monkeys are forced to harvest their crops. Media reports say some British retail chains already pull Thai coconut products off their shelves after a video posted by the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, or PETA, shows monkeys being chained and ordered to climb up coconut trees. But local farmers said the animals are treated with respect as part of their culture.

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