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Mammalian species available in the markets
Paguma larvata - Masked palm civet
A number of the specimens in the markets were apparently captive bred although many had obvious snare trap wounds.
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Preparation of the civets involved dunking them into a vat of boiling water/oil and then stripping them of their fur. The picture below shows a dead civet blur being dunked in the vat before being depillated.
A civet showing a trap wound
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