Walmart got PETA allegation of forced monkey labor by the Thai company, results to drop Chaokoh Coconut milk
People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) blamed that the Chaokoh company using monkey slave laborers for harvesting the coconuts.
As a result, Walmart put a stop to sell the product.
45000 stores like Wegmans, Costco, Food Lion have stopped connection with the Thai co.
Walmart received 86000 PETA supporters emails and decided to take out Chaokoh products from their stores.
PETA's executive vice president Tracy Reiman said, "The coconut trade uses social monkeys as chained-up coconut-picking machines."
He also added that this deprives monkey slaves of any opportunity to eat, play, or spend time with their families"
PETA led two secret investigations that found the primates were compelled to pick coconuts the entire day with chains around their necks.
PETA has been campaigning with major groceries to stop selling Chaokoh and give a free life to those poor animals.
A Walmart spokesperson says "Walmart is committed to sourcing responsibility and we expect that our suppliers will not tolerate animal abuse of any kind"
"We will continue to engage with this supplier regarding our expectations, the severity of these allegations and that the supplier will take corrective action if needed" he added.