Civet Cats Mutilated for Coffee: Tell Travel Companies to Stop Promoting this Cruel Trade

Horrific new visuals reveal how civet cats are suffering horrific mutilation to produce the world's most expensive coffee.

The infamous "kopi luwak" coffee - also known as "cat poop coffee" - is made from coffee beans excreted by civet cats, who are shy cat-like creatures.

Campaigners and animal lovers have long condemned the trade for taking civets from their forest homes and forcing them to live a life of captivity, where they suffer from depression and "zoochosis".

Now, a new investigation from Moving Animals has revealed yet another disturbing dimension in the industry: unable to cope with captivity, these civets are driven to self-mutilate, and chew their tails down to the near-bone in anxiety and boredom.

The horrific visuals show caged civet cats with painful, raw tails - all so consumers can have coffee produced from these cats' faeces.

Yet - travel companies, including Viator and Expedia, continue to profit from this suffering, with civet coffee tours a popular trend across Asia, including Vietnam and Bali.

This cruelty must stop now: tell Viator and Expedia to stop promoting this unnecessary trade that causes civet cats to suffer in agony.

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