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Saturday, August 25, 2007
Perfumes -vww

Until recently, many perfumes use animal products such as musk from the musk deer, castoreum from the beaver, civet from civet cats, etc. as fixatives to stabilize the scent and make it last longer. Most of these are secretions from some glands near the animals' genitals or anus. So if you think about it, in an attempt to make themselves attractive, women have been applying on themselves pretty much what the musk deer puts on its penis, haha.

Musk deer are endangered animals because they've been hunted through the years for musk. And since they can run so fast (I've seen footage of one jumping 2 metres up a wall and then run horizontally on it matrix-style), people just kill them instead of attempting live capture. So if a perfume manufacturer claims that they do not test their products on animals, does it necessarily imply that no animals were harmed in the process of making the product?


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Yiheng made
10:51 AM

2 Comments:

It's the same with canned TUNA. No dolphins were harmed during the fishing process, but what about the poor tunas that get eaten by the humans?
By Blogger Soqcrates, at 5:25 PM  

Theres a recent report that the catch for tuna is dwindling. For all you know, tuna might be an endangered species tomorrow.
By Anonymous Wengyi, at 11:42 PM  

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