Rakuten in Japan – Stop Selling Ivory and Whale Meat! Save these Animals from Demise!!

  • by: SUE LEE
  • target: Japanese E-Commerce Company Rakuten

Please sign and share this petition worldwide to encourage the Japanese e-commerce company, Rakuten to stop selling elephant ivory and whale meat. They are one of the biggest retailers of these products and the UK-based Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA) and the Humane Society International (HSI) called on Japan's biggest online retailer to stop selling the items.            

Many of the products this company sells derive from the demise of species of whale that have been protected since 1986 under the moratorium on commercial whaling established by the International Whaling Commission. The species receive the highest level of protection by the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora, which prohibits international trade. Rakuten headquarters in Japan is asked to ban all ads offering ivory and whale products immediately. However, the company is not responding to demands and continues to promote these products of protected species.

Rakuten says they are committed to protecting the environment yet they also say that the sale of whale meat and ivory cast doubt on their commitment to sustainability. They are affecting the environment by demanding the demise of these animals that are threatened and endangered in order to get the ivory from elephants and the whale meat to sell for monetary gain!!

Let us stop poachers from killing the elephants and save whales from harpoons just to keep this company in business. We must act immediately to ban all ads selling elephant and whale products, or its global brand will be irrevocably tainted with the ongoing mass slaughter of these species. Please sign and share this petition worldwide to encourage the Japanese e-commerce company, Rakuten to stop selling elephant ivory and whale meat. They are one of the biggest retailers of these products and the UK-based Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA) and the Humane Society International (HSI) called on Japan's biggest online retailer to stop selling the items.            

 

Japanese E-Commerce Company Rakuten – You need to stop killing threatened and endangered animals for your own monetary gain! Stop selling elephant ivory and whale meat. You claim to protect the environment but you are wiping these animals off of the earth; they have to be killed in order to provide you your products so, in essence, you are slaughtering the beautiful, endangered and threatened elephant and whales. Stop selling ivory and whale meat and really protect the environment and the world we live in!

Update #12 years ago
Good news! They stopped selling whale meat - check http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-26891945. Now we have to stop the IVORY SALES. Thanks for your support in making this happen.
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