Tell Amazon.com To Permanently Ban The Sale Of Whale, Dolphin, and Porpoise Meat
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Tell Amazon.com To Permanently Ban The Sale Of Whale, Dolphin, and Porpoise Meat

    1. Sehgal Melissa
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      Sehgal Melissa

      Taiji, Japan

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March 2012

Victory

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.”

In just a few weeks in Taiji, Japan, I have witnessed unimaginable cruelty and bloodshed. The film The Cove is horrifying, and even though I’ve been here before, I can never fully prepare for what I am witnessing: the slaughter and mutilation of hundreds of dolphins.

On February 22, Amazon.com responded to consumer pressure and removed dolphin, porpoise, and whale meat from their online store after the Environmental Investigation Agency and Humane Society International exposed them for selling whale bacon, whale jerky, canned whale meat, and more than 100 other products. But they have yet to adopt a clear policy that Amazon.com will never sell these items.

Quietly pulling those products from their site is not enough. It’s time for Amazon.com to put a permanent ban on whale, dolphin, and porpoise meat in place.

I know that not everyone can come to Japan to join me to speak out for dolphins and whales, but together we can convince Amazon to permanently stop selling all whale, dolphin, and porpoise products. If Amazon--the largest online retailer in the world--were to adopt a policy like this, it would send a clear message to the world.

Thank you for your support. Many people in Japan are against this massacre, too, and we all appreciate your help in signing and sharing this petition.

Recent signatures

    News

    1. WE WON THIS CAMPAIGN !!!

      Sehgal Melissa
      Petition Organizer

      NOW PLEASE TELL YAHOO.COM TO FOLLOW AMAZON'S DECISION AND STOP SELLING WHALE AND DOLPHIN MEAT.
      http://www.change.org/petitions/yahoo-stop-selling-dolphin-and-whale-meat

    2. Amazon.com Responds To Campaign To Drop Whale and Dolphin Meat

      Pulin Modi
      Senior Campaigner

      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.”

    3. Thank You

      Sehgal Melissa
      Petition Organizer

      I just want to thank everyone who has signed and shared my petition. Over 200, 000 people have united together to ban the sale of whale, dolphin and porpoise via Amazon.
      Together we can make this happen!!!
      I am still in Taiji with limited internet access and cannot reply to each and every message, but am so appreciative of all the support and kind words.
      Thanks for being a voice for Cetaceans !!!!
      xo,
      Mel

    4. Reached 200,000 signatures

    Supporters

    Reasons for signing

    • Barrie Evans LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM
      • almost 2 years ago

      Apart from the obvious, these poor creatures contain high levels of mercury!!!!

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    • Jonathan Poulin-Caron MONTREAL, CANADA
      • over 2 years ago

      Why boycott UNTIL they stop it?

      What reason is there to shop Amazon ANYWAY. Just that they even ALLOWED something like this makes them on my darker-than-black list for any business. Humans are such pathetic creatures really. :/

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    • Gabriella Serafino ALTAVILLA VICENTINA, ITALY
      • over 2 years ago

      Thank U hope.

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    • Perle Sheldricks WIRRAL, UNITED KINGDOM
      • over 2 years ago

      It's a disgrace - You don't need to do this.

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    • mario kennes ZANDHOVEN, BELGIUM
      • over 2 years ago

      leef en laat leven . wij hebben geen dierlijke produkten nodig om te overleven, ik ben vegetarier en heb niets te kort dus waarom al dat leed ?

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