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SoftBank won’t end Yahoo! Japan ivory & whale sales

Campaigners call on Softbank CEO to help end slaughter of elephants and whales   LONDON UK / WASHINGTON DC: Wildlife advocates expressed bitter disappointment today at the refusal of international conglomerate SoftBank Corp to ban advertisements for elephant ivory and whale & dolphin products on Yahoo! Japan, the dominant company in SoftBank’s internet division with […]

It’s World Oceans Day – and here’s how to make it count!

    Today is the United Nations’ World Oceans Day. How pleasant it would be if there was nothing more pressing to do than take a moment to reflect on the fabulous diversity of life in the 139 million square miles of oceans and seas covering our planet, or share striking images of favourite species […]

Amazon confirms policy to ban whale & dolphin products

LONDON, UK / WASHINGTON, DC: Internet giant Amazon.com has now officially banned the sale of all whale and dolphin products from its wholly owned Japanese website, following global outrage that these products were offered for sale. Amazon confirmed the prohibition on its main website by adding language under the Food and Beverage section that prohibits […]

Amazon whale meat campaign: going behind the scenes

What a difference a day makes. On Tuesday morning, we released our report Amazon.com’s Unpalatable Profits and launched our campaign to urge internet giant Amazon to remove all whale products from its wholly owned subsidiary Amazon Japan. To say the response was overwhelming is to put it mildly. Tens of thousands of people around the […]

Amazon.com removes whale products from Japan website

LONDON, UK / WASHINGTON, DC: Internet giant Amazon.com appears to have removed all whale products from its wholly owned Japanese website overnight, following worldwide publicity that scores of whale products were offered for sale. A new campaign launched yesterday by the Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA) and Humane Society International (HSI) revealed that Amazon Japan not […]

Action alert: Tell Amazon to ban all whale products

Following the launch of our campaign to urge internet retailer Amazon to stop selling whale meat via its subsidiary Amazon Japan, the company has withdrawn all such products from sale. That’s an encouraging first step but doesn’t go far enough – we want the company to make a formal declaration that all whale, dolphin and […]

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