Petition grows against Illegal Dolphin and Whale meat sale

Although the online retailer has a policy banning the sale of illegal wildlife products, was selling whale bacon, whale jerky, and whale stew, among other illegal animal products. The Environmental Investigation Agency, Humane Society International and thousands of protesters are demanding that Amazon enact a company-wide ban on the sale of all whale, dolphin and porpoise products.

Last week, public outcry forced to pull over one hundred whale and dolphin meat products from its Japanese site. Consumers were outraged that the world's largest online retailer supported the killing of whales and dolphins -- and listened.

But now, is refusing to put a permanent ban in place to protect these animals in the future.

Melissa Sehgal, an customer, is in Taiji, Japan -- the site of an annual dolphin hunt that was exposed in the documentary “The Cove“.

Every day she is witnessing how dolphins are captured and killed, and she wants to help stop it. That's why Melissa started a petition calling on Amazon to never again sell meat from dolphins and whales.
Tens of thousands of dolphins, whales and porpoises are captured and killed for their meat every year in Japan. The method by which they are killed is gruesome. "Rods are hammered into (dolphins) spinal cords to paralyze them," Melissa says. "And then they are dragged by their tails to the butcher house."

But has responded positively and quickly to consumer feedback before. Melissa also knows that further action from the online retailer could impact the trade in dolphin and whale meat since hunts are happening right now. Without an official policy, could start selling whale and dolphin meat again at any time.

Sign Melissa's petition to ask to put a permanent ban in place against selling dolphin, whale, and porpoise meat on its sites.


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