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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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It is like looking for a needle in a haystack to find the beans defecated by civet faeces out there in the forest, which is why some companies have been caught brown-handed deceitfully advertising their beans as 'wild-sourced' when they were from civets confined to filthy, barren cages until they went insane, lost their hair from malnutrition and died or were chucked out as no longer useful.
Civet was remarkable, possibly unique, among animal-derived aromatics in the pre-modern era, in that the civets themselves could easily be kept in captivity and traded over large distances--assuring a less adulterated material, at least for traders, and what we would nowadays call a "sustainable" resource, so long as the animal itself was not endangered.
Companies who said they do NOT use civet musk are: Aramis, Dolce and Gabbana, Versace, Moschino, Calvin Klein, Christian Dior, Bvulgari, Ungaro, Elizabeth Arden, Tommy Hilfiger, Donna Karan, Burberrys, Diesel, Fendi, L'eau D'Issey;
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An investigation by People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (Peta) has found that that animals at civet coffee farms in Indonesia and the Philippines are kept in awful conditions and often go insane from being locked in tiny cages.
0 * H-08-1320 is a human strain typical of canine rabies virus circulating in Sri Lanka; H-1413-09 is a novel sylvatic rabies virus variant from a golden palm civet in Sri Lanka.
The Civets countries, Colombia, Indonesia, Vietnam, Egypt, Turkey and South Africa, have a total population of over 580 million as of December 31, 2010, and share some key characteristics: their economies are relatively diversified, not overly reliant on natural resources, and with increasing foreign direct investment.
There is some question of direct transmission from civet to human, whether by environmental contamination with civet feces or by consumption of improperly prepared and cooked civet meat (27, 28).
But Robert Twigger survived both the sweaty serpents and stinking civet stew and lived to tell the tale in his book Big Snake (Phoenix pounds 7.
Mongoose rabies and the African civet in Zimbabwe [letter].
In the financial world, Civets now refers to Colombia, Indonesia, Vietnam, Egypt, Turkey and South Africa, which have been described as "the second generation of emerging countries" by analysts.
A unique event at Aspire in Leeds next year will explore BRIC and CIVETS markets in detail, providing first-hand insight and intelligence from industry experts.