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Thai coconut industry fueled by ‘rampant’ monkey slave labor, investigation reveals

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  • In a press release on Monday, animal advocacy group People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) called out the meal delivery service company HelloFresh for allegedly obtaining coconut milk from suppliers in Thailand that engage in a “rampant abuse” of monkey slave labor.
  • PETA investigators found that monkeys are chained and are forced “to spend long hours climbing tall trees and picking heavy coconuts.”
  • PETA’s investigations webpage contains photos and videos collected by PETA Asia investigators that show monkeys chained, beaten and dangled from their necks at Thai coconut farms.
  • The organization is calling for a worldwide boycott of Thai producers of coconut milk, and they are urging consumers to only buy from brands that do not source their ingredients from Thailand.

People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) is calling for a worldwide boycott of Thai producers of coconut milk after it alleged that the industry has been engaging in a “rampant abuse” of monkey slave labor.

In a press release on Monday, PETA particularly called out the food delivery service company HelloFresh for allegedly obtaining coconut milk from suppliers in Thailand that engage in the abusive practice.

Indonesian monkeys use stones as sex toys, researchers find

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  • Researchers studying the activity of over 170 long-tailed macaques living at the Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary in central Bali between 2016 and 2019 observed that the monkeys were using stone tools as sex toys.
  • The study, which builds on lead author Camilla Cenni’s previous research in male monkeys in 2020, established that female monkeys exhibited similar behavior.
  • One difference the scientists observed among the female monkeys was their selectiveness in choosing stones to rub/tap against.
  • "When we talk about tool use in animals, we normally think about survival-dependent instances," Cenni was quoted as saying. "There is an increasing number of studies that are suggesting that using objects as tools doesn't have to be a matter of survival. This is clearly an example."

A species of monkeys in Indonesia has been observed using stones as sex toys, a new study revealed. 

Researchers made the conclusion after studying the activity of over 170 long-tailed macaques living at the Sacred Monkey Forest Sanctuary in central Bali between 2016 and 2019. 

Macaque caught on video peering into home as Japanese city continues to hunt monkeys attacking locals

  • A Japanese macaque was caught on camera clutching onto a railing of a door as it observed the interior of a house in Yamaguchi City, Japan.
  • Japanese macaques, like the one seen on the video, have been terrorizing and attacking locals in the Ogori district of Yamaguchi City since July 8.
  • Authorities noted the attacks have climbed to 58 people as of Wednesday.
  • While the macaques are a common sight on Yamaguchi island, the spate of attacks is unusual in the region.

A Japanese macaque, also known as a snow monkey, was caught on camera peeking into a home in Yamaguchi City, Japan, as reported attacks on civilians increase.

The macaque can be seen clutching onto a railing of a door as it observes the interior of a house for about 10 seconds before walking away. 

Rogue monkey captured and killed in Japan for spate of attacks on locals

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  • Authorities have tranquilized and killed a wild monkey that was identified as one of the Japanese macaques responsible for the spate of attacks on locals in Yamaguchi City, Japan, on Tuesday evening.
  • Although one macaque has been killed, reports of attacks reportedly continue. Authorities noted the attacks have climbed to 58 people since July 8, as of Wednesday.
  • The city will continue their patrols to capture the monkeys, according to the officials.
  • Residents are advised to keep their eyes on small children, lock their doors and windows and avoid eye contact with the monkeys.

Authorities have captured and killed a wild monkey that was identified as one of the Japanese macaques responsible for the spate of attacks on locals in Yamaguchi City, Japan.

The male macaque was caught and tranquilized on the grounds of a local high school by commissioned hunters on Tuesday evening.

Japanese city continues hunt for rampaging monkeys as reported attacks on civilians climbs to 45

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  • Authorities have turned to tranquilizer guns to capture the wild monkeys terrorizing Yamaguchi City in Japan as reports of attacks on civilians climbed to 45 since July 8.
  • Authorities are unsure if the attacks were done by one or several Japanese macaques.
  • The Japanese macaques, also known as snow monkeys, are reportedly a common sight on main Japanese islands, including the Yamaguchi island of Honshu. However, the spate of attacks are unusual in the region.
  • The snow monkeys’ recovery from once being a vulnerable species has caused conflicts between them and humans, according to a study from Yamagata University.

Authorities continue their hunt for the wild monkeys terrorizing Yamaguchi City in Japan as reports of attacks on civilians have climbed to 45 since the beginning of July.

The Yamaguchi Prefectural Police previously set up traps and patrol teams with nets on high alert after 14 people were bitten or scratched by wild monkeys roaming the Ogori district of Yamaguchi City.

Monkey accused of attacking 14 people over 10 days sought by police in Japan

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  • Police have set up traps and sent out patrols in Yamaguchi, Japan, to capture a wild monkey that has attacked 14 people in a span of 10 days in Yamaguchi Prefecture since July 8.
  • The monkey, described as 15 to 20 inches tall, invaded a home and badly scratched an infant.
  • In another incident, the monkey reportedly entered a local kindergarten classroom and scratched the left big toe of a 4-year-old girl on July 14.
  • A woman in her 30s was on her second floor balcony in Ogori when the monkey reportedly bit her back, right upper arm and right knee on July 15.
  • The district mayor distributed handwritten leaflets to inform the residents of the city.

Police are on a mission to capture a monkey who has attacked 14 people in a span of 10 days in Yamaguchi Prefecture, Japan. 

The Yamaguchi Prefectural Police sent patrols to the Ogori district of Yamaguchi City after people were bitten or scratched by a wild monkey since July 8. 

Chinese Scientists Added Human Genes in Monkey Brains, And Only Half Survived

A group of Chinese scientists has raised another medical ethics debate after performing an experiment where they put human genes in monkey brains in an effort to gain insight into the complex evolution of human intelligence.

The experiment, which was conducted at the Kunming Institute of Zoology and the Chinese Academy of Sciences with the help of U.S. researchers at the University of North Carolina, involves inserting a human version of Microcephalin (MCPH1), a gene that is believed to play a role in the development of human brains, into the brains of 11 rhesus monkeys, according to AFP.

Scientists Have No Clue Why Female Monkeys are Having Sex with Deer in Japan

Scientists have come across something peculiar going on between two different animal species on an island in Japan.

Young female Japanese macaques have reportedly been performing inter-species sex with sika deer according to a paper published by scientists at the University of Lethbridge in Canada on December 11. Researchers have observed that the wild monkeys were mounting the deer in Minoo, central Japan. Such monkey-deer interactions have also been reported on Yakushima Island back in January 2017.