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An Asian palm civet (Paradoxurus hermaphroditus) is held in a cramped cage in Kintamani, Bali, and fed a diet of coffee cherries, which are excreted and used to produce "civet coffee." Each year, thousands of civets are illegally captured from the wild for this purpose. In the article that begins on page 928, Sandra E. Baker and her colleagues review animal welfare impacts of the wildlife trade and suggest that greater attention should be paid to animals that are traded and used alive, as well as to those traded in large numbers. Baker and colleagues suggest that expanded collaboration between welfarists and conservationists could benefit both people and wildlife. Photograph: Neil D'Cruze, World Society for the Protection of Animals.
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