Perfumes And Animal Cruelty
Civet Cats which hardly ever are bred in captivity, are captured in the wild and held in tiny cages barely big enough for them, where they are kept without release in hot, smoke filled sheds for up to 15 years. Every 10 days or so the musk is brutally extracted from the glands of the conscious civets.
Nearly all the civets cease to eat after the first extraction. There are many more animals who are trapped to obtain there musk, such as the European Beaver and the Musk Deer.
Make sure you ask your perfumer whether their perfumes contain animal musks.
Let perfumers know that you are not interested in smelling good at the price of animal suffering.