22 Feb '12, 3pm

Activists get Amazon to stop selling whale meat

Activists get Amazon to stop selling whale meat

Weird things available on Amazon.com in the U.S. include wolf urine , fresh rabbit , canned unicorn , deer butt , and (fake) horse heads . But until yesterday, the company’s Japanese subsidiary was selling something a lot more grisly : whale bacon, whale stew, whale jerky, and canned whale meat. Now, only a day after the Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA) put out a call to action to boycott Amazon, whale meat products have disappeared from the site. EIA had reported that there were almost 150 of these products for sale (although to be fair, we didn’t see anything like that many before Amazon took them off the virtual shelf). Not only that, but the group bought some of the available products and found that many of them violated acceptable mercury levels and Japanese species labeling laws; the latter means that many of the products may actually have been dolphin meat, ...

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