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Amazon: Stop selling whale meat

February 22, 2012

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Update | 2/22/12

Amazon ‘backs down’ on sale of whale meat:

Please click on and sign Amazon: Stop selling whale meat

Background | From HSI

Japan continues to undermine international laws by hunting whales and trading in whale meat. These great whale species are afforded full legal protection by the International Whaling Commission (IWC) and the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES); yet, through its wholly owned subsidiary in Japan, is actively involved in the sale of hundreds of whale, dolphin and porpoise products. These include endangered fin whale products from Iceland, as well as endangered whale meat from the Southern Ocean Whale Sanctuary.

Some of the whale products sold by are highly polluted with mercury and constitute a significant risk to the health of consumers. In February 2011, the Environmental Investigation Agency analyzed several whale products from and found that the majority of those tested contained mercury levels exceeding Japanese national limits.

As Inc. profits from’s sale of whale products, it is responsible not only for facilitating the sale of products from endangered and protected species, but also for allowing the sale of contaminated food products which pose a potential health threat to the people consuming them.


Please urge President & CEO Jeff Bezos to do the right thing by permanently and immediately banning the sale of all whale, dolphin and porpoise products on Amazon’s web sites.  Please click HERE for automatic letter.

»View EIA’s report on their investigation

Man unkind thinks earth
Is a menu choice
Eating anything without a voice:(

Karen Lyons Kalmenson


5 Comments leave one →
  1. February 22, 2012 12:10 pm

    Thank you ! Letter sent and shared.
    In case you have Italian readers, here’s the article on this horror (Meat is always horrific)


  2. Karen Lyons kalmenson permalink
    February 22, 2012 1:22 pm

    Man unkind thinks earth
    Is a menu choice
    Eating anything without a voice:(


  3. February 23, 2012 3:35 pm


    The items you referenced are not available for sale. Thank you for contacting us.

    Best regards,
    Your feedback is helping us build Earth’s Most Customer-Centric Company.”

    Are they kidding me???


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