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It wasn't all that long ago that online retail giant Amazon was in hot water for its sale of whale products from Japan. Now, Yahoo! is under fire for doing the exact same thing.

Yahoo! Japan features products like whale jerky, bacon, and canned whale meat from endangered whale species. Yahoo! has banned the sale of endangered animal products from its other sites, but continues to profit from the sale of whale commodities on its Japanese site. Many of the products come from species of whales that are protected by the International Whaling Commission — regulations that Yahoo! is blatantly shirking.

As one of the Internet's most prominent corporations, Yahoo! should know better than to sell products that are harmful to any animal species. Tell Yahoo!'s CEO Ross Levinsohn to obey the international moratorium and to stop selling endangered animal products immediately.

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Dear Ross Levinsohn:

I was really disappointed to learn that one of the most trusted online web portals is engaging in selling endangered animal products.

I recently discovered that Yahoo!'s Japan site is selling all kinds of products from endangered whales, including jerky, bacon, and canned whale meat. Despite the fact that there is a moratorium on commercial whaling set forth by the International Whaling Commission, Yahoo! continues to act above the law and sell these products for its own profit.

Amazon recently faced sharp public criticism for doing the exact same thing; Amazon quickly pulled these products and no longer offers them.

Yahoo! needs to do the same. Please discontinue the sale of illegal whale products on your site.

Petition Signatures


Oct 25, 2014 Kelli Mundy
Oct 25, 2014 Carolyn Clark
Oct 24, 2014 Susan Joyce
Oct 24, 2014 Rod Ridenour
Oct 24, 2014 debbie schwab
Oct 24, 2014 donna crescioli
Oct 24, 2014 Michelle Carden
Oct 24, 2014 Uma Chernoff
Oct 24, 2014 Michelle Gohier
Oct 23, 2014 Emily Schmidt
Oct 23, 2014 Mayra Galutza
Oct 23, 2014 Maria Dimaio
Oct 23, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Oct 23, 2014 Carmen Adams question--is it selling, or just sitting on the shelf waiting? there are warehouses full of this meat--you know better, yahoo! this is not wise, nor good care for our endangered whales. what is next? dog jerky? kitty crunch trail mix? really?? why???
Oct 22, 2014 Mary Duty
Oct 22, 2014 B Little
Oct 22, 2014 Ulli Widra
Oct 21, 2014 Graeme Collie
Oct 21, 2014 Esperanza Trevino
Oct 20, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Oct 20, 2014 Cortney Greenlaw
Oct 20, 2014 Kerrie Johnson
Oct 20, 2014 Meghan Trew
Oct 20, 2014 Charlotte Johansen
Oct 20, 2014 Clarette Wenta
Oct 20, 2014 tonya stiffler
Oct 20, 2014 Lynne Caminero
Oct 20, 2014 Suzie Stoltz
Oct 20, 2014 martina barnard
Oct 20, 2014 Jobette Elkins
Oct 19, 2014 ANTONIO GONZALEZ MANCEBO
Oct 19, 2014 linda creech
Oct 19, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Oct 19, 2014 Creedance Austin
Oct 19, 2014 Becky Isaac
Oct 19, 2014 Collette Carpenter
Oct 19, 2014 Sophie Leete
Oct 18, 2014 Jane White
Oct 18, 2014 Ingela Andersson
Oct 18, 2014 sarah pope
Oct 18, 2014 Dorothy Wellons
Oct 18, 2014 Gina Freitas
Oct 18, 2014 Frederique Robert
Oct 17, 2014 (Name not displayed)
Oct 17, 2014 Susan Jenkins It's wrong and you know it.
Oct 17, 2014 Kurt Webster
Oct 17, 2014 Rob Stellinga
Oct 17, 2014 Tracy Cannell
Oct 17, 2014 janice pemberton
Oct 17, 2014 kathy Mastrandea

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