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civet

a large cat-like animal but with short legs and a long muzzle and without retractile claws. The family Viverridae includes civets and genets; the civets are characterized by the secretion of a valuable scent from their anal glands, and are kept in captivity so that the scent can be harvested. They are nocturnal, carnivorous and largely arboreal. Common genera are Civettictis, Viverra and Genetta, but there are many other genera of civets. Also the spotted skunk, a completely unrelated animal, is known as a civet in the USA.
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We've seen the animal suffering caused by production of caged civet coffee first hand and have moved retailers from around the world on this issue.
It was believed back then that the palm civet has an innate ability to choose only those berries of perfect ripeness, making its blended refuse the stuff from which the perfect cup may be realized.
Indonesia's highest Islamic body recently abandoned a proposal to ban Muslims from drinking civet coffee as long as the beans are thoroughly cleaned, according to the Jakarta Post newspaper.
A pound of civet cat sells for around $6, or 10 percent of an average worker's monthly salary; monkey meat brings three times more.
The World Health Organisation (WHO) prescribed caution in the civet cull.
The sourness of the civet coffee is similar to the taste of traditional Arabic and Emirati coffee.
Her coop would only buy red ripe cherries and would also buy civet droppings at a special price.
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This category covers species such as the two-toed sloth, African civet and the alligator snapping turtle.
69/330ml bottle, available at Discount Supermarket, Whitchurch Road, Cardiff The Summer Wine Brewery is based in Holm-firth, West Yorkshire, and makes a range of beers, including this one which includes in the ingredients coffee beans that have passed through the digestive tract of the Indonesian Civet cat.
In the recent years, leopards, chital, wild pig, brown palm civet, leopard cat, small Indian civet, langur, and bonnet macaque have been killed by motorists," Kulkarni pointed out.