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STOP promoting the MURDER of ELEPHANTS by banning ivory sales from your site

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Yahoo is funding and profiting from the massacre of approximately 36,000 elephants per year. Between 2012 and 2014, 12 tons of elephant ivory were sold on Yahoo Japan.

These beautiful animals are very smart they have strong family bonds and can remember a person or relative for a life time. Yahoo, an investor in Yahoo Japan, insists that it cannot force Yahoo Japan to stop the sale of ivory items on the site, even though it doesn't condone the practice. Yahoo's inaction and Yahoo Japan's actions are funding and profiting from the $19 billion illegal wildlife trade where 1 elephant is killed every 15 minutes and none could be left roaming wild in 2025.

The illegal wildlife trade is the fourth largest global illegal trade (narcotics, counterfeiting of products and currency, and human trafficking round up the top 3), and it has close ties to criminal networks, including the infamous Boko Haram. The trade stumps economic and social growth, threatens the environment and endangers national and international security.

Sign and share this petition demanding that Yahoo Japan and Yahoo stop putting profits over preserving elephants for future generations. Yahoo Japan needs to stop the sale of ivory items on its site now. As WildAid says, "When the buying stops, the killing can too."



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