One slave monkey can pick 300 coconuts a day for a few bananas

By | November 9, 2006

One slave monkey can pick 300 coconuts a day for a few bananasWow, I have to think about this one morally. How do you all feel about this?

Here are three amazing photos of Thailand’s ‘working monkeys’.The monkeys ? pig-tailed macaques ? can quickly scamper up the trunk of a coconut palm, select the ripe ones and with a twist and pull, the fruit drops to the ground.

“One monkey can pick up about 300 coconuts a day,” said Somboon Cheumuang, the monkey?s owner, who lives in Chumphon province in southern Thailand. “The monkey works 10 times quicker than a man,” he adds.

In what may look like slave labour, about 1,200 trained monkeys are working as coconut pickers, and all for a couple of bananas a day. – dailymail

2 thoughts on “One slave monkey can pick 300 coconuts a day for a few bananas

  1. Sepp

    Well, it appears the monkeys aren’t really unhappy doing their job and then – what’s the difference to us all working “in the system”?

    Should the owners pay health insurance, so the monkeys can benefit from a dubious medical system that kills more people than accidents and wars together?

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