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Internet giant Rakuten pulls the plug on whale meat sales

Internet giant Rakuten pulls the plug on whale meat but elephant ivory sales continue   LONDON: Internet retail giant Rakuten has announced it is terminating sales of whale products through its Japanese marketplace Rakuten Ichiba and has given merchants 30 days to remove them. The move came after the Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA), in conjunction […]

Hitting the pain barrier to help fight ivory trade agony

It’s just a few days until I run Brighton Marathon and the nerves are building. It’s not the first time I’ve run the distance of 26.2 miles (42km) but that doesn’t make it any easier – I know what’s coming and its hard not to think about the pain to come. This will be the […]

UN court rules Japan’s scientific whaling must end

International Court Of Justice Rules Japan’s Scientific Whaling Must End LONDON: The Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA) today welcomed the UN’s International Court of Justice (ICJ) ruling against Japan’s whaling in the Antarctic. Australia took Japan to the ICJ in 2010, alleging it was intentionally taking advantage of a loophole in the 1986 commercial whaling ban […]

Action alert: Tell Rakuten to end elephant & whale sales

Internet retailing giant Rakuten is selling elephant and whale products and we need your help to urge it to stop. Here are five easy but important ways in which you can play a vital role in telling Rakuten and its co-founder/CEO Hiroshi Mikitani that profiting from the slaughter of elephants and whales is unacceptable:   […]

Rakuten’s profits from sales of elephant ivory & whale meat

Rakuten – the world’s biggest online retailer of elephant ivory and whale meat LONDON: Japanese retail giant Rakuten is today exposed as the world’s biggest online marketplace for elephant ivory and whale meat products. The new report “Blood e-Commerce: Rakuten’s profits from the slaughter of elephants and whales” – released by the Environmental Investigation Agency […]

Blood e-Commerce: Rakuten’s profits from the slaughter of elephants and whales

A report revealing that Japanese retail giant Rakuten is the world’s biggest online marketplace for elephant ivory and whale meat products after research revealed that the company’s Japanese website carries more than 28,000 ads for elephant ivory products and some 1,200 whale meat products ads.  

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