Yahoo!. and the Sale of Whale, Dolphin and Elephant Products

Yahoo! Inc., via its Japanese subsidiary Yahoo! Japan, is an important corporate facilitator of the widespread commercial trade in trade in whale and dolphin products and African elephant ivory in Japan.

Yahoo! Japan Shopping and Auction sites sell more than four hundred whale and dolphin products (through around 100 whale trading companies), and thousands of ivory hanko and other ivory products (through 354 companies). Yahoo! Japan and Yahoo! Inc., with its 34% share of the Japanese company, profit directly from the sale of whale, dolphin and elephant products, through loyalties on sales, tenancy fees and auction fees.