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Yahoo Japan continues to sell toxic whale meat to the people of Japan. Tell them to stop here!: http://therainforestsite.greatergood.com/clickToGive/trs/petition/yahoo-whale-meat/
Final signature count: 16,043
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Sign this petition to demand Yahoo! Japan stop selling toxic whale and dolphin meat online.

The whale slaughter and collateral dolphin and porpoise killing that's allowed along Japanese shores is detestable, and it's also leading to human suffering. Tests conducted by the Environmental Investigation Agency have determined that much of the whale and dolphin meat products for sale on Yahoo! Japan exceed the limits of acceptable mercury toxicity [1].

One of the whale products tested contained 16 times the amount of acceptable mercury, and despite the fact that Yahoo! Japan has been warned of these violations, the company continues to support the slaughter of thousands of dolphins, porpoises, and small whales that are too toxic to be consumed [2].

As the largest retailer in Japan, Yahoo! Japan has a responsibility to provide a level of oversight to its products, especially when mercury poisoning has killed so many in the last century. Just over 60 years ago, thousands of Japanese were stricken with nervous system damage because mercury waste was dumped into the country's water system [1].

Exposure to mercury can lead to fetal development issues, nervous system damage, and memory impairment. Mercury poisoning has also been linked to Parkinson's disease, hypertension and arteriosclerosis [3].

In the town of Taiji, where some of Yahoo! Japan's whale meat is labeled from, residents were found to have higher mercury levels [3]. Ironically, it was there that the The Cove was filmed, documenting the mass capture and slaughter of dolphins off the coast of Japan [1].

The continued killing of whales and dolphins is inhumane enough, and humans are physically suffering because of this unrestricted destruction. It's time to end Yahoo! Japan's support of this horrific cycle, and force the retailer to stop selling whale meat.

Dear Yahoo! Japan,

Your continued support of the whaling industry is less than noble, but the fact that it's also causing serious human health concerns should necessitate an immediate change.

Many of the whale meat products sold on Yahoo! Japan exceed the recommended limits for mercury toxicity, One of the whale products tested contained 16 times the amount of acceptable mercury.

Mercury exposure can lead to fetal development issues, nervous system damage, and memory impairment. It has also been linked to Parkinson's disease, hypertension and arteriosclerosis.

As the largest retailer in Japan, you have a responsibility to provide a level of oversight to your products, especially when mercury poisoning has killed so many in the last century. Just over 60 years ago, thousands of Japanese were stricken with nervous system damage because mercury waste was dumped into the country's water system.

The people have spoken, they are unwilling to accept further tragedy, and demand you remove these whale and dolphin meat products from your online store.

Sincerely,

Petition Signatures


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Dec 12, 2017 Meher Behrana
Dec 12, 2017 Wendy Derner
Dec 12, 2017 Kathy Smith
Dec 12, 2017 SALLY SHUMSKY
Dec 8, 2017 Candace Russell
Dec 1, 2017 NANCY CATANIA
Dec 1, 2017 Frank Catania
Nov 22, 2017 Averill Waterhouse
Nov 22, 2017 Lynne Minore
Nov 21, 2017 Stacy Anderson
Nov 21, 2017 sharon GOODING
Nov 20, 2017 RoseMarie B. Di Giovanni-Norton
Nov 20, 2017 Beth Stauber
Nov 19, 2017 Anna Mai Van
Nov 19, 2017 Marguerite Panzica
Nov 18, 2017 Stacey Govito
Nov 18, 2017 Juliet Hogg
Nov 18, 2017 Carolyn Francis
Nov 17, 2017 Brandi Binau
Nov 17, 2017 Jeanette Desmond
Nov 17, 2017 Laurie Pottish
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Nov 16, 2017 Donna Tanner
Nov 16, 2017 guðmundur svavarsson
Nov 16, 2017 Rudolf Filip
Nov 16, 2017 Janis Ciofalo
Nov 16, 2017 Sue Blackman
Nov 16, 2017 Jackie Doying I am ashamed of Yahoo!
Nov 16, 2017 Gerald Ryan
Nov 15, 2017 Sophie Dahavarian
Nov 15, 2017 Marina Nemeth
Nov 14, 2017 Jodi Ford
Nov 14, 2017 Janine Sanders
Nov 14, 2017 Donna Partin
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Nov 10, 2017 Theresa Rose
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Nov 10, 2017 LUCUTA CONSTANTIN
Nov 8, 2017 Manuela Mosshammer
Nov 8, 2017 Pam Nolan

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