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Ban on monkey-picked coconut products in UK won’t hurt: shippers’ council

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26 minutes ago, Okis said:

Wow it has been a constant flipflop since this all started. 

 

-we dont use monkeys

-we use them but they arent abused

-we dont use monkeys

-Using monkeys is the same as the diary industry using cows

-we dont use monkeys, we use sticks

-You dont understand Thai way of life, monkeys are treated good on farms and are like pets to us

 

It's almost like you cant trust them

 

Yeh, funny that innit.

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44 minutes ago, Cake Monster said:

But not all seem to be wise.

good at gathering coconuts is about the height of it

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2 hours ago, Yinn said:

He says Animal Place has it all wrong when it comes to how most monkeys that work on coconut farms are treated.

probably better treated than many Thais in the workplace

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8 hours ago, webfact said:

Last year, Thailand’s export of coconut milk and coconut products was worth US$400 million (Bt12.5 billion) and over the past eight years, the export expanded 115 per cent in big markets such as United States, Australia, the United Kingdom and Canada. 

Which if they follow suit will stuff your coconut business.

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2 hours ago, Forza2002 said:

OP states Thailand’s animal-protection laws are stronger than in other countries. Thailand may have many laws, unfortunately they are rarely enforced, so it's a bit pointless having them, just for show. TIT...

Like the laws on wearing crash helmets. The laws for the rich are equally strictly enforced and red Interpol Notices issued. The Red Bull heir only has to wait another 7 years to get off scot free.

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maybe the rich be a bit hot if they banned truffles as pigs are useful 

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I'm sure that you could pick the amount of Brits who give a rats about whether their coconut was picked by a monkey right now on the fingers of one hand, I think that Boris's missus must have pulled this one out of the Donald Trump book of diversions.

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7 hours ago, tribalfusion001 said:

Maybe get all the unemployed bar girls to pick the coconuts instead slave labour monkeys. Actually the British are superior it's a well known fact!

To be born British is to win first prize in the lottery of life........(sounds of trumpet fanfare)

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4 hours ago, Yinn said:

https://www.npr.org/sections/thesalt/2015/10/19/448960760/monkeys-pick-coconuts-in-thailand-are-they-abused-or-working-animals

 

While Animal Place says it has not actually visited any coconut plantations allegedly abusing monkeys, Marji Beach, the group's education director, tells The Salt that YouTube videos are evidence enough that the animals are cruelly shackled and forced to work.

 

Schroevers 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. He says Animal Place has it all wrong when it comes to how most monkeys that work on coconut farms are treated.

 

 

 

 

Look at how Thais treat dogs ,let them fend for themselves but give a little waste food . Don’t see any Thais take dogs to the vets , most have fleas and other diseases but pretend they are caring . I think the monkeys picking fruit isn’t a problem 

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10 hours ago, webfact said:

The Thai National Shippers’ Council appears to be unfazed by the so-called ban on Thai coconut products in the West, saying getting monkeys to pick the fruit is a tradition in Southeast Asian countries.

 

10 hours ago, webfact said:

Visit Limlurcha

needs to visit reality on this and drop the head in the sand , a*se in the air stance ..  

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7 hours ago, Mr Meeseeks said:

When will you understand that animal exploitation for profit is wrong?

I sincererly hope you are a vegan. 

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That's the next protest booked for this month. Monkey Lives Matter

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What is the problem? In USA, Amish still use horses to work, as many countries used or use horses or cows.

The Eskimo's use dog sledge. Birds of prey are used for fishing (China) or hunting.

Dogs are used by police to bite you, sniffing money, sniffing coke, guiding blind people.

What is wrong using monkeys for coconut picking?  

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20 minutes ago, Knocker33 said:

That's the next protest booked for this month. Monkey Lives Matter

If you decide to use that slogan and put it on a placard and hold it up at the next demonstrations

I suggest that on the back of the placard , you write explaining its meaning  

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