Alert update: Tell Yahoo! to stop selling whale & dolphin.

A whale and calf being loaded aboard a factory ship, the Nisshin Maru. (Photo: Customs and Border Protection Service, Commonwealth of Australia)

A whale and calf being loaded aboard a factory ship, the Nisshin Maru. (Photo: Customs and Border Protection Service, Commonwealth of Australia)

The Environmental Investigation Agency has launched a campaign to persuade Internet giant Yahoo! to stop profiting from the sale of whale and dolphin meat via its subsidiary Yahoo! Japan.

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Marissa Mayer was appointed new CEO of the company this summer, some weeks after EIA launched its report and campaign for Yahoo! to follow in the footsteps of Amazon and unequivocally ban all whale and dolphin products from its marketplaces.

Baird’s Beaked Whale being processed in Japan (Photo: EIA)

Baird’s Beaked Whale being processed in Japan (Photo: EIA)

Here are four easy but important ways in which you can play a vital role in telling Yahoo! and its new CEO that profiting from the slaughter of whales is unacceptable:

1. Send a Tweet – If you’re a Twitter user, send Tweets to Yahoo! CEO Marissa Mayer and to Yahoo!, via its general and corporate accounts, calling on it to ban all sales of whale and dolphin products from all sites and subsidiaries. You can compose your own, per the sample Tweet below:
@marissamayer Please stop selling harmful whale products through Yahoo! Japan, immediately and forever http://ow.ly/boJmW
You can also follow EIA’s Twitter account @EIAinvestigator and reTweet their messages about this issue to your friends and contacts.

2. Send an email – Let Yahoo! know it is unacceptable to profit from the slaughter of whales by sending an email to the company and its CEO Marissa Mayer.
You can compose your own message, or use/adapt the sample email below, sent for the attention of Yahoo! CEO Marissa Mayer at media-inquiries@yahoo-inc.com and advertise.me@yahoo-inc.com.
You can also send a protest to Softbank, the major Japanese financial investor in Yahoo! Japan, at pr@softbank.co.jp.

3. Post a comment of protest on Yahoo!’s Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/yahoo

4. Sign the petition – EIA encourages all supporters to add their names to this one and so help it achieve greater prominence and impact. Sign the petition here. (http://www.change.org/petitions/yahoo-stop-selling-dolphin-and-whale-meat)

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