The animals were kept tied or chained to old tires.
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Target joined Costco in recalling Chaokoh brand coconut milk for alleged exploitation of monkeys.
The animal organization PETA reported that the chain will not sell the product due to complaints about the illegal use of monkeys to collect coconuts.
A CNN report revealed that the coconut supplier of Chaokoh in Thailand he used animals to obtain the fruit. Target said it takes the complaints seriously and has agreed to remove the product from its warehouses.
“By eliminating Chaokoh, Target joins thousands of stores that refuse to profit from the misery of chained monkeys,” said PETA Executive Vice President Tracy Reiman. “PETA exhibits have confirmed that Thai coconut farmers exploit monkeys and they lie about it, so there is no excuse for any grocery store to keep Chaokoh on their shelves. “
Some 26,000 establishments have stopped selling the product. Costco stopped doing it at the end of 2020.
Chaokoh has denied the allegations.