The Internet retail giant Amazon.com has replied to a particular public outcry in opposition to the sale of whale meat on their Japanese Amazon site. Amazon Japan Removed All Whale Meat From The Japanese Site Within 24 Hours Under Pressure. They removed in excess of 145 food items on the site within hours.
Some of the items removed from the site within 24 hours was products that had been made from whale meat, dolphins and porpoises.
Jeff Bezos, founder and CEO of Amazon received tens of thousands of emails, thousands of others via Twitter, Facebook and HSI’s online petition from people that took action.
Amazon Japan Removed All Whale Meat From The Japanese Site Within 24 Hours Under Pressure
“We welcome Amazon’s action to remove whale products from its Japanese website but urge Amazon to confirm it will enact a company-wide ban on the sale of all products derived from whales, dolphins or porpoises,” said Allan Thornton, president of the Environmental Investigation Agency, a nonprofit organization based both in the UK and the United States.
A video was also released by the groups wanting consumers to ask Bezos to ban the sale of cetacean products from Amazon Japan.
WARNING: Contains Graphic Images…..
Amazon Sells Whale Meat
Wow…Sorry for the video but something everyone should see that do not understand what the fuss is about.
All the group supporters can now celebrate that those products have been removed from Amazon.co.jp according to Mongabay.com.
Amazon Japan, a subsidiary of Amazon.com, pulled all whale meat products (and possibly dolphin meat) from its site after a new report by the Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA) and the Humane Society International highlighted the issue. Last December the organizations recorded 147 whale products on sale at Amazon Japan despite an international whaling moratorium since 1986. Japan, along with Iceland and Norway, continues to industrially hunt whales. Japan says their whale hunt is for scientific purposes only, but environmentalists dispute this.
One of the most important pulse-pounding and shocking films that you will ever see, “The Cove” was not only a Oscar-winning documentary but was the first to show the slaughter that was happening every year in Japan. After seeing this important film you will understand why Amazon Japan Removed All Whale Meat From The Japanese Site Within 24 Hours.