Amazon.com officially put a policy in place against selling whale and dolphin meat after quietly pulling the offending products and refusing to issue a permanent ban. Amazon’s updated list of prohibited items now includes a ban on “parts or products from whale or dolphin.”
Melissa Sehgal, who launched a campaign on Change.org that grew to 200,000 signatures calling for the policy change, was heartened by the news.
“I am so thankful for the inspiration and support of compassionate people around the world who took part in my campaign on Change.org. When the Environmental Investigation Agency and Humane Society International released their report about Amazon.com selling whale and dolphin meat, I was horrified, but not surprised,” said Melissa. “I have witnessed killers give Japan a bad name by driving these animals into a shallow cove in Taiji and slaughtering these intelligent, sensitive beings for unhealthy meat products.”