Monkeys pick 99 percent of the Thai coconuts sold for their oil and flesh, he says.â âSchroevers runs the Monkey Training School in Surat Thani, Thailand, a Buddhist-inspired school founded 50 years ago to teach monkeys how to pick coconuts without the use of force or violence.â Training monkeys to pick coconuts is a 400-year-old practise in Thailand; there's even a Buddhist school for that very purpose, which promotes training without force or violence. BANGKOK (Reuters) - A monkey trainer in southern Thailand said on Saturday that few monkeys are involved in harvesting coconuts for export, disputing an â¦ by Anna Starostinetskaya. Peta Asia has confirmed that macaque monkeys â¦ Wide of coconut farms 2. A total of 13 plantations were identified for using monkey slave labor in Southern Thailand. Footage and pictures of chained up monkeys being forced to work to get coconuts from trees for milk and other products. Mid coconuts hanging off tree3. (14 Sep 2010) SHOTLISTSurat Thani Province, Thailand - 25 July, 20101. July 9, 2020 PETA investigators visited eight farms where they discovered monkeys are forced to pick up to 1,000 coconuts a day for Thailandâs major coconut milk producersâAroy-D and Chaokoh, according to the Daily Mail. Major retailers across the US are choosing to stock Thai-made coconut products even after an investigation alleged they were made with forced monkey labor.. Chaokoh is â¦ ... enslaved monkeys by shunning coconut products from Thailand. Thailandâs coconut-picking monkeys, long a popular tourist attraction, have become a sensitive trade issue as British activists claim the animals â¦ The drink's Thailand-based manufacturer Theppadungporn Coconut Co. was accused of using monkeys in Thailand to pick coconuts and keeping them in cruel conditions. The People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) called for an end to what it says as Thailand's use of monkey labor in its coconut industry, following an expose on the use of the animal, fitted with tight metal collars and chained for life, to harvest coconut. The practise is common in places such as India, Malaysia and Sri Lanka too. Waitrose has banned selling coconut products from Thailand following the discovery of monkey slavery being a part of the manufacturing process. July 7, 2020 15,000 Stores Ban Coconut Products Made Through Forced Monkey Labor After an investigation exposed the cruel practices of coconut farms in Thailand, Walgreens, Duane Reade, Stop & Shop, and many more retailers will no longer carry products made with coconuts picked by chained monkeys.