PM's fiancée: UK retailers must ban coconut products from monkey labour
August 12, 2020

PM’s fiancée says more UK retailers should stop coconut products made from monkey labour

LONDON (UK) – Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s fiancée Carrie Symonds on Friday hailed pledges by four British retailers to put an end to selling coconut products that use monkey labour for their production and demanded others to do the same.

Symonds said on her Twitter account, “Glad Waitrose, Co-op, Boots & Ocado have vowed not to sell products that use monkey labour, while Morrisons has already removed these from its stores.”

Symonds, a conservationist, was responding to a report in The Telegraph newspaper that pointed out the condition of pigtailed macaques that are brought from the wild in Thailand. They are used on farms to harvest coconuts.

She asked all other supermarkets to boycott the products.

“I’m told Asda, Tesco & Sainsbury’s still sell such products,” she said.

Asda, Tesco and Sainsbury’s did not have an immediate comment.

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