Inside the civet coffee industry. This is a civet cat PETA Asia found that in order to make Kopi Luwak civet cats, many of whom have been caught in the wild, are confined to small
barren cages and fed a diet of coffee berries. The civets feces, which contain
the digested coffee bean, are then processed and the beans are sold as a
so-called luxury item. For this, the civets are deprived of all freedom, family, exercise and everything else that is essential to their well-being. They
are deprived of any semblance of a normal life.
Mislabelling is common with coffee from cage civets droppings sometimes sold as
wild sourced. After several years of confinement the cats production drops.
Some are released into the wild, although many do not survive because of their
poor condition. While confined the cats go insane
whirling circling constantly biting at the bars of their cage and engaging in
repetitive body motions. Forced to eat a nutritionally deficient diet of coffee
berries the cats lack vitamins and nutrients which along with the stress of
confinement causes their health to deteriorate and their fur to fall out.
Never purchase civet coffee if you see it being sold, please
complain. Write to the retailer and report it to PETA
I’m Peter Egan for PETA. Thank you