Coconut oil and meat are becoming ever popular amongst the health conscious – but do you know how the coconut in your product was harvested? There is an unexpected victim of the increased demand for coconuts – Monkeys. Southern Pig-Tailed Macaques to be exact.
These beautiful animals have a very intricate social structure and hierarchy and are highly intelligent. They are also good climbers and have dexterous hands – and this is their downfall. There is a chance that the coconut products you are consuming came from a monkey being forced to pick them.
Find out more here – plus see which UK companies do NOT use Monkeys to collect coconuts.
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