The monkey business of picking coconuts: The modern ethical issue of ‘monkey slavery’

Seemingly out of nowhere the people are going bananas over “monkey slavery.” From the usual suspects, like PETA, to more unexpected individuals, like Boris Johnson’s fiancee Carrie Symonds, people are up in arms over this purported exploitation of a wild animal. Since biblical times, animals have been working alongside people – oxen pulling plows and wagons, dogs herding cattle and sheep, and other dogs used … Continue reading The monkey business of picking coconuts: The modern ethical issue of ‘monkey slavery’