Photographer: AMIT SHAAL
Title: Monkeys Labor
Location: Koh Phangan, Thailand.
Period: 10/2021 - 11/2021
Category: Environment

Although protest around this issue is increasing, and coconut products brands are under consumer boycott, monkeys are still being used as workers to pick up coconuts.



Monkeys are taken on a pick-up truck to a coconuts plantation

A monkey climbs on a coconut tree while his owner holds a cable connected to his neck

A labor monkey looking at his owner

A labor monkey climbs a coconut tree

A labor monkey s owner directs his monkey on a coconut tree

A labor monkey picking up a coconut from a coconut tree

A coconut being picked up by a labor monkey falls down from a tree

A young labor monkey chained to his neck

A labor monkey s owner holds three monkeys chained to 3 different cables

A labor monkey is tied to a tree

A labor monkey s owner collects his harvest

A labor monkey s owners download their harvest