An investigation by PETA accused Thai growers of forcing monkeys to act as coconut pickers, and Thai growers supplying coconuts for coconut milk such as Chakooh. According to “USA Today” reports, Costco has stopped selling coconut milk produced by these producers.
Costco followed Walgreens, Food Lion, Giant Food and Stop & Shop. After a survey conducted by PETA in Asia found that monkeys in Thailand were picking coconuts, it also stopped supplying coconut milk brands including Chakooh.
Ingrid Newkirk, Chairman of PETA, said in a statement: “No good shoppers want to chain monkeys together and treat them like coconut pickers.” “Costco did it. The right call to reject animal exploitation, and PETA calls for insistents like Kroger to do the same.