15 Jun '12, 7pm

Yahoo! Profits from Illegal Slaughter of Whales | Care2 Causes

Yahoo! Profits from Illegal Slaughter of Whales | Care2 Causes

by Taryn Kiekow , Staff Attorney, Marine Mammal Protection Project, NRDC (Natural Resources Defense Council) Do you care about whales? Do you ever use the internet giant Yahoo!? Then you should know that Yahoo! Japan is selling whale and dolphin products on its website, including meat from endangered species. Although Yahoo! has banned the sale of whale products on all its other sites, its Japanese subsidiary – Yahoo! Japan – continues to sell whale products. That means Yahoo! – through its 34% interest in Yahoo! Japan – profits from the illegal slaughter of whales. According to a report just issued by the Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA), in March 2012, Yahoo! Japan offered 249 whale products for sale – including sashimi, bacon and canned whale meat. The International Whaling Commission has banned commercial whaling since 1986. Yet Japan continues to kill whales u...

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