Amazon: Stop selling Luwak Coffee! It promotes horrible animal cruelty!

During the 1700's when the Dutch settled Indonesia, they ran coffee farms, among other things. The workers were forbidden from taking any beans for themselves, but the mongoose had a taste for the best beans and would sneak in and eat them at night. They were unable to actually digest the bean, so it would pass intact, but their enzymes would greatly reduce the acidity and sweeten the resulting bean. The native peoples would dig out the intact beans and brew coffee and a great cup of coffee was born. Based on how difficult it is to find wild mongoose feces, the price skyrocketed but recently has given birth to "farms" where wild mongeese are held captive. One farmer can harvest hundreds of kilos a month, but since the rumor still persists about the rarity of it, the price has remained high causing farms to sprout up in a lot of the countries in that area of the Pacific rim. Some of these farms are sensitive to the growing criticism of their practices and are starting to use terms like "Free roaming", but that borders on the absurd. It's like having a bunch of coyotes in a pen. They can't be happy unless they're free, and there is no way to contain them without caging them, as they are not social animals, even with each other. The BBC did a documentary (on YouTube) which shows them actually running around with missing feet etc. from being confined together. There really is no such thing as free roaming unless they are actually free. It's brutal! It's been compared to a modern day foie gras. Amazon sells a lot of this product on their website. Foie Gras is already prohibited. Demand that Amazon put Kopi Luwak Coffee on their prohibited list right now!

During the 1700's when the Dutch settled Indonesia, they ran coffee farms, among other things. The workers were forbidden from taking any beans for themselves, but the mongoose had a taste for the best beans and would sneak in and eat them at night. They were unable to actually digest the bean, so it would pass intact, but their enzymes would greatly reduce the acidity and sweeten the resulting bean. The native peoples would dig out the intact beans and brew coffee and a great cup of coffee was born. Based on how difficult it is to find wild mongoose feces, the price skyrocketed but recently has given birth to "farms" where wild mongeese are held captive. One farmer can harvest hundreds of kilos a month, but since the rumor still persists about the rarity of it, the price has remained high causing farms to sprout up in a lot of the countries in that area of the Pacific rim. Some of these farms are sensitive to the growing criticism of their practices and are starting to use terms like "Free roaming", but that borders on the absurd. It's like having a bunch of coyotes in a pen. They can't be happy unless they're free, and there is no way to contain them without caging them, as they are not social animals, even with each other. The BBC did a documentary (on YouTube) which shows them actually running around with missing feet etc. from being confined together. There really is no such thing as free roaming unless they are actually free. It's brutal! It's been compared to a modern day foie gras. Amazon sells a lot of this product on their website. Foie Gras is already prohibited. Demand that Amazon put Kopi Luwak Coffee on their prohibited list right now!

Update #16 years ago
We are almost half way there! Please help promote this on Facebook and Twitter so that we can stop of the torture of the wild mongoose that are trapped to create this inhumane food product! Let us show the world that there is a better way. No cup of coffee is worth an imprisoned and tortured animal.
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