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Front cover of our report entitled Whale-Mart: Wal-Mart's link to Japan's whale, dolphin and porpoise hunting
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Whale*Mart

Wal-Mart Stores Inc is the world’s largest retailer and in 2002 it purchased a 37 per cent stake in Seiyu Company of Japan, a major distributor of cetacean products to over 100 stores in Japan. This report calls on the Board of Directors of Wal-Mart to urge Seiyu to cease selling whale, dolphin and porpoise products

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Mercury Rising

A report on the sale of polluted whale, dolphin and porpoise meat for human consumption in Japan. About one-third of products labelled as ‘whale’ found on Japanese supermarket shelves are likely to be dolphin, porpoise or small whales from the country’s coastal hunts.

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Back in Business

A report on how demand for ivory products is on the rise, poaching in elephant range states is being driven by resurgent market demand in several Asian countries. A catalogue of seizures in 2002, including the seizure of over six tonnes in Singapore, provides stark evidence of a renewed threat to elephant populations

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The Cost of Convenience

Report into the relationship between convenience store chain 7-Eleven, Japanese majority owner Ito-Yokado and Japan’s ongoing killing of whales, dolphins and porpoises. Ito-Yokado plays a role in sustaining the Government of Japan’s flagrant refusal to follow the international moratorium on commercial hunting of whales