I just read an article about coconut farms using monkeys to help harvest coconuts.
Naturally, some people are unhappy about that – animal rights and all that stuff. I just think it’s really funny, and personally think that I would have a really good time if I was a monkey harvesting coconuts.
The reason people use monkeys is because the males can harvest about 1,600 coconuts in a day, the females can harvest about 600 a day, and humans can harvest about 80 coconuts per day (so much for equality).
It’s also a lot safer for a natural climber to climb tall trees and harvest coconuts than a human.
Is this animal abuse? You can form your own opinion of it. There’s also a video of the monkeys in the article!