Macaque helping trainer collect fallen coconuts. Surat Thani, Thailand

Hana Ma, Yoshie Lewis, Gogee Self – No Monkey Business

Date grant awarded: October 7, 2019

Do you know where your coconut milk comes from? No Monkey Business is a long-term campaign, centered around reducing exploitation within Thailand’s coconut industry, and improving the lives of all involved.

Our first step is creating a professional documentary, to raise awareness about the issues of relying on macaque monkeys for harvesting and the under-paying of farmers, as well as exploring the topics of Speciesism and Economic Inequality. We are working with an established director, and are currently raising funds for it.