UPS is the primary package delivery company used by Amazon.com. UPS has stated it will continue to transport wild animal trophies from Africa and Asian countries as well as here in the US, many of which are illegally obtained, and all of which are the end result of a despicable and immoral 'sport' that a small percentage of ultra-wealthy individuals engage in, to the detriment of vast populations of wildlife. It is equally immoral and despicable for a corporation such as UPS to continue to profit from trophy hunting by patronizing its participants, thereby supporting trophy hunting's continuation. UPS has stated, in justifying its position, that trophy hunting is legal, but legal does not equal moral, it does not justify despicable acts that cause great harm to life forms and our environment. Furthermore, UPS cannot possibly verify that the trophies it ships have all been legally obtained.
Because money talks, we call on Amazon.com to cease using UPS until such time UPS announces that it will no longer ship or in any way transport wild animal trophies.
Dear Mr. Bezos,
I am hoping that we may beseech you in applying pressure on UPS, in its position on shipping/transporting animal trophies acquired by trophy hunters. As you no doubt know, many of the airlines have recently decided that they will no longer allow transport of animal trophies from their country of origin. However, UPS has recently stated that it will continue to provide shipment services of these animal trophies, and will no doubt now pick up the slack, or business, that the airlines refuse to service.
As a long time animal activist, this is very disturbing to me. We are, as a society, currently at a crossroad, and the direction we take at this time will greatly impact the welfare and future existence of these animals, many of which are already listed as threatened or endangered. That UPS will continue to serve trophy hunters, when other airline and transportation companies have made a moral decision not to, thwarts the hard won steps we have recently won toward ending this most dispicable and vile 'sport' pursued by a very few who are wealthy enough to pursue it, at great cost for the rest of us, both now and especially in the future who may never get to see these animals in the wild.
As soon as I heard UPS's decision on this matter, I thought of Amazon. Rarely a week goes by, or even a few days, that I don't receive a UPS package from Amazon. Your help in this matter could really make a difference because I think you're probably UPS's biggest client.
Please look through the petition which was started just yesterday around 7 a.m. You will see that I am not alone in desiring UPS to change it corporate mind in this regard. I would be forever grateful for your assistance in this matter, however you best deem appropriate.
Brookings, Oregon 97415