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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


Apr 24, 2018 Sophie Benger
Apr 23, 2018 Kathy Shimata
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Apr 23, 2018 Dwight Kennedy
Apr 23, 2018 Libby W.
Apr 23, 2018 Jennifer Luttrell
Apr 23, 2018 Maria Angeles Leorza Arechavaleta
Apr 19, 2018 Donna Campbell
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Apr 16, 2018 Gilberto Simao
Apr 16, 2018 Jennifer Conway
Apr 15, 2018 jen r
Apr 14, 2018 Lisa Whipple
Apr 14, 2018 Lori Nightingale
Apr 14, 2018 Barbara Hrybinczak
Apr 14, 2018 Patti Wright
Apr 11, 2018 Lisa vasta
Apr 10, 2018 Oscar Landé
Apr 10, 2018 Toby Cardoso
Apr 9, 2018 Denise Brown
Apr 8, 2018 chantal van beveren
Apr 7, 2018 faye munro
Apr 6, 2018 Kim Johnson
Apr 5, 2018 Kate Anderson
Apr 5, 2018 Barbara Tomlinson
Apr 5, 2018 Cassandra Santiago
Apr 3, 2018 Rosanne Anderson
Apr 3, 2018 Stephanie Dejou
Apr 3, 2018 Monika Saluter
Apr 2, 2018 Andre Walter
Apr 2, 2018 Eileen Wunderlich
Apr 2, 2018 Janet Petermann
Apr 2, 2018 Norma Morgan
Apr 2, 2018 Ming Lau
Apr 1, 2018 Gabrielle Ferro Show mercy on these magnificent animals.
Apr 1, 2018 Mary Smith
Mar 31, 2018 Alyssa Oggiono
Mar 30, 2018 Monica Huang
Mar 30, 2018 jude lotz
Mar 29, 2018 Teresa Barquet
Mar 29, 2018 Frances Gower
Mar 29, 2018 Rosalinde Katz
Mar 29, 2018 inge nespolon
Mar 28, 2018 Megan Tunstall
Mar 28, 2018 Brea Viragh
Mar 28, 2018 Shelley Dorgan
Mar 28, 2018 Maria Conceiçao
Mar 27, 2018 Angela LaRochelle
Mar 27, 2018 Callie Bagdon
Mar 27, 2018 Olga Sebok

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