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Sign this petition to demand Yahoo! Japan stop selling toxic whale and dolphin meat online.

The whale slaughter and collateral dolphin and porpoise killing that's allowed along Japanese shores is detestable, and it's also leading to human suffering. Tests conducted by the Environmental Investigation Agency have determined that much of the whale and dolphin meat products for sale on Yahoo! Japan exceed the limits of acceptable mercury toxicity [1].

One of the whale products tested contained 16 times the amount of acceptable mercury, and despite the fact that Yahoo! Japan has been warned of these violations, the company continues to support the slaughter of thousands of dolphins, porpoises, and small whales that are too toxic to be consumed [2].

As the largest retailer in Japan, Yahoo! Japan has a responsibility to provide a level of oversight to its products, especially when mercury poisoning has killed so many in the last century. Just over 60 years ago, thousands of Japanese were stricken with nervous system damage because mercury waste was dumped into the country's water system [1].

Exposure to mercury can lead to fetal development issues, nervous system damage, and memory impairment. Mercury poisoning has also been linked to Parkinson's disease, hypertension and arteriosclerosis [3].

In the town of Taiji, where some of Yahoo! Japan's whale meat is labeled from, residents were found to have higher mercury levels [3]. Ironically, it was there that the The Cove was filmed, documenting the mass capture and slaughter of dolphins off the coast of Japan [1].

The continued killing of whales and dolphins is inhumane enough, and humans are physically suffering because of this unrestricted destruction. It's time to end Yahoo! Japan's support of this horrific cycle, and force the retailer to stop selling whale meat.

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Dear Yahoo! Japan,

Your continued support of the whaling industry is less than noble, but the fact that it's also causing serious human health concerns should necessitate an immediate change.

Many of the whale meat products sold on Yahoo! Japan exceed the recommended limits for mercury toxicity, One of the whale products tested contained 16 times the amount of acceptable mercury.

Mercury exposure can lead to fetal development issues, nervous system damage, and memory impairment. It has also been linked to Parkinson's disease, hypertension and arteriosclerosis.

As the largest retailer in Japan, you have a responsibility to provide a level of oversight to your products, especially when mercury poisoning has killed so many in the last century. Just over 60 years ago, thousands of Japanese were stricken with nervous system damage because mercury waste was dumped into the country's water system.

The people have spoken, they are unwilling to accept further tragedy, and demand you remove these whale and dolphin meat products from your online store.

Sincerely,

Petition Signatures


Jul 20, 2018 Sally Sharp
Jul 19, 2018 Laura Scherry
Jul 19, 2018 Deanna Phillips
Jul 19, 2018 Cindy Stein
Jul 19, 2018 Eliza Johnson
Jul 19, 2018 Brian Gottejman JAPAN STOP THIS INSANITY
Jul 19, 2018 Dan Perdios
Jul 19, 2018 CARL BUGARA
Jul 18, 2018 Terri Raimondo
Jul 17, 2018 Ianto Anglesey
Jul 14, 2018 Eleonora De Giorgio
Jul 11, 2018 bruce hall
Jul 6, 2018 g smth
Jul 5, 2018 Harold And Mortensen
Jul 5, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Jul 4, 2018 Mari Dominguez
Jul 4, 2018 Antoinette Gonzales
Jul 1, 2018 Richard Bosboom
Jul 1, 2018 Jordi Malgà
Jun 30, 2018 Ellen Prior
Jun 30, 2018 Linda Cypert
Jun 30, 2018 Teresa Brooks
Jun 30, 2018 Esmè Evans
Jun 29, 2018 Gale Lord
Jun 29, 2018 Jacklyn Yancy
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Jun 29, 2018 sandra schomberg
Jun 29, 2018 Heide-Marie Henniger
Jun 29, 2018 O C Oliveira
Jun 29, 2018 Victoria Berrueco
Jun 29, 2018 David DeWitt
Jun 29, 2018 suzanne caruso
Jun 29, 2018 ANGELIQUE MCCLEAN
Jun 28, 2018 Vicky Chan
Jun 27, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Jun 26, 2018 Becky Tank
Jun 20, 2018 Sue Meyers
Jun 17, 2018 Sue Nusbaum
Jun 13, 2018 Rick Hodorowich
Jun 12, 2018 barbara gale
Jun 8, 2018 Louisa Gauerke
Jun 8, 2018 mona boggio
Jun 8, 2018 Evangeline Miranda
Jun 8, 2018 Svetlana Babies
Jun 8, 2018 Kathy Dorr
Jun 8, 2018 Krystal Burroughs
Jun 8, 2018 Jean McDermott
Jun 8, 2018 Lynne Holt
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Jun 8, 2018 jan bosley

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