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PETA warns of class action lawsuit if coconut labelling system promise not kept

 

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PETA has welcomed the Thai Commerce Ministry’s use of a traceable labelling system, intended to ensure that Thai coconuts are not harvested by monkeys, but warned that Thai companies exporting coconut products which do not comply with the system may face class action lawsuits, said PETA senior vice president for International Campaigns, Jason Baker, in a statement issued on Thursday.

 

“We would welcome the use of a traceability system if it is genuine, but we know, from experience, that people in business are not always forthright.  That is why we caution companies that, if they give any false assurances, they will face a class action lawsuit for misrepresentation and, for that reason alone, the effectiveness of this labelling system must withstand scrutiny,” said Mr. Baker.

 

Deputy Prime Minister and Commerce Minister Jurin Laksanavisit chaired a meeting with all parties concerned, including the exporters of coconut products, the Association of Cruelty against Animals of Thailand and the Friends of Wild Animals Foundation, to discuss ways to stop the use of monkey labour in coconut harvesting and to clarify the matter to supermarkets in Britain, which have boycotted Thai coconut products in response to calls from PETA.

 

Full story: https://www.thaipbsworld.com/peta-warns-of-class-action-lawsuit-if-coconut-labelling-system-promise-not-kept/

 

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Threatening with lawsuits will not help this situation.

 

Uphold the ban until this cruel practice stops.

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29 minutes ago, Geoffggi said:

Teach the monkeys to sign each coconut they pick ......LOL This whole saga is stupid, it is a shame they do not have more important things to occupy their minds....!!!

You wouldn't be saying that if you were one of these monkeys. Saying that, if you're a monkey, you are not going to say anything, but you get my point!  🙂

 

Have a banana. 🙂

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18 hours ago, webfact said:

“We would welcome the use of a traceability system if it is genuine, but we know, from experience, that people in business are not always forthright.

Tell Thailand to stick the traceability system where the sun don't shine... it's pointless as experience has shown.

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