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    I use 4 aromatic materials of animal origin, many people object to their use without knowing how they are produced.

    Castoreum beaver is hunted in Canada for it’s fur and Castoreum is
    only a by product of the fur industry that hunts by quotas in order to
    keep the beaver population into sustainable density for the ambient.

    Civet is held in captivity in conditions as bad as those of industrial
    chicken and other farm animals. The implications of stopping the farming
    on human economic survival in poverty stricken Ethyopia are very heavy
    and a betterment of the captivity conditions is a logical evolution of
    the trade as explained in the report on Sustainable Utilisation of the
    African Civet by the US dep.

    No one objects to the use of the pheromones extracted from old bee’s waxes.

    The same is true about ambergris which is washed ashore and not
    contemplated by CITES as a “product of” sperm whale.

    I do not use Muskdeer in any of my perfumes but every perfumer should have the chance to smell it once.

    AbdesSalaam Attar
    Compositore Profumiere


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    Hi there,

    Would a correct comparison of the civet case be chickens in a coop?


    Dear Rashunda, Salaam Alaikum
    I am not sure how large are the civet cages, but still they are cages i heard. A just comparison for a cage is a prison.
    I am not sure either if the animals are raised in captivity or if they are captured from the wild.
    I once asked to a producer in Etiopia about the living conditions of the animals and he told me that they were treated better than human beings. What he meant by this I do not know. It could be either very good for the civet or very bad for human beings.
    I have no proof of teasing the animals and of cruelty towards them, only of captivity and so far I keep on using it. However a travel in Etiopia is not a bad idea, I have it in my wishlist.

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