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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


Jan 21, 2018 Jelica Roland
Jan 20, 2018 Lucilla Bellucci
Jan 19, 2018 elizabeth myrin shore
Jan 16, 2018 Katherine Mouzourakis Assholes!!
Jan 13, 2018 Dorothy Dagnall
Jan 11, 2018 Richard Bosboom
Jan 7, 2018 eric archambault
Jan 5, 2018 Deborah Bell
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Jan 3, 2018 kellyann morander
Jan 2, 2018 (Name not displayed)
Jan 1, 2018 doris gonen
Dec 25, 2017 LS Street
Dec 24, 2017 Cynthia Williamson
Dec 24, 2017 susan foley
Dec 23, 2017 Marie Cox
Dec 23, 2017 Camilla Wade
Dec 23, 2017 Christine Sand
Dec 22, 2017 Allison Williamson
Dec 22, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Dec 22, 2017 Gail Farmer
Dec 22, 2017 Claudia Toma
Dec 22, 2017 Firinna Kütz
Dec 22, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Dec 22, 2017 Kathie Boley
Dec 22, 2017 Dianna Burton
Dec 22, 2017 Brenda Warriner
Dec 22, 2017 Elena Segura
Dec 22, 2017 Sonia Santos
Dec 22, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Dec 22, 2017 Maggie Down
Dec 22, 2017 Mike Windrim Stop buying AND selling all marine mammal meat...
Dec 22, 2017 Sandra Faucher
Dec 22, 2017 Lynne Miles
Dec 22, 2017 Helena Gustafsson
Dec 22, 2017 Sam Baldwin
Dec 22, 2017 Merlina Samuel
Dec 22, 2017 (Name not displayed)
Dec 22, 2017 Viktoria Misinszki
Dec 22, 2017 Patricia Tarantino
Dec 22, 2017 Marcy Chamblin
Dec 22, 2017 Gail Farmer
Dec 22, 2017 Gelisa Rivera
Dec 22, 2017 Shaun Bona
Dec 22, 2017 Rachel Maddox
Dec 22, 2017 jan barden
Dec 22, 2017 Ann Cetto
Dec 22, 2017 Maja Dordevic
Dec 22, 2017 Dina Martins
Dec 22, 2017 Christian Lorenz

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