Dear Rashunda, Salaam Alaikum
I am not sure how large are the civet cages, but still they are cages i heard. A just comparison for a cage is a prison.
I am not sure either if the animals are raised in captivity or if they are captured from the wild.
I once asked to a producer in Etiopia about the living conditions of the animals and he told me that they were treated better than human beings. What he meant by this I do not know. It could be either very good for the civet or very bad for human beings.
I have no proof of teasing the animals and of cruelty towards them, only of captivity and so far I keep on using it. However a travel in Etiopia is not a bad idea, I have it in my wishlist.