Tell Yahoo! Japan to Stop Selling Elephant Ivory

Target: Masayoshi Son, Director of Yahoo! Japan and Chairman of SoftBank Corp.

Goal: Stop the slaughter of Africa’s dwindling elephant populations by ending ivory sales.

As many as 35,000 elephants have been killed annually in recent years for their ivory, fueling a poaching crisis in many African countries. To combat this crisis, technology giants like Google, Amazon, eBay and Alibaba have taken a stand against selling ivory – but Yahoo! Japan remains a major seller of ivory, with US $27 million worth of ivory products sold on Yahoo! Japan Auctions in the last 10 years alone.

SoftBank, with a 43 percent share of Yahoo! Japan, is uniquely positioned to ensure that Yahoo! Japan acts in a socially and environmentally responsible manner and bans the advertisement and sale of all elephant products. Send a message to Masayoshi Son, the Director of Yahoo! Japan and Chairman of SoftBank Corp., urging him to end ivory sales and help stop the slaughter of Africa’s dwindling elephant populations.

PETITION LETTER:

Dear Mr. Son,

I am writing to urge you to expeditiously end Yahoo! Japan’s advertisement and sale of elephant ivory products. SoftBank, with a 43 percent share of Yahoo! Japan, is uniquely positioned to ensure that Yahoo! Japan acts in a socially and environmentally responsible manner and bans ivory sales immediately.

Africa’s elephants are in crisis, with as many as 35,000 poached yearly. Sadly, these majestic animals are killed to feed the demand for unnecessary ivory trinkets and trophies.

While the Government of Japan currently permits trade in elephant ivory, many major companies and governments worldwide have adopted more progressive policies to ensure endangered and threatened species are protected. Leading technology companies like Google, Amazon.com and Alibaba have banned ivory sales on all their sites globally, and Yahoo! Inc. in the United States does not permit sales of ivory products.

If future generations have any hope of seeing African elephants in the wild, poaching for the ivory trade must be eliminated. I urge Yahoo! Japan and SoftBank to join the effort to protect elephants by putting a halt to all ivory sales, thus eliminating your roles in this deadly trade.

Sincerely,

[Your Name Here]

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11 Comments

  1. Lisa Zarafonetis Lisa Zarafonetis says:

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  2. Angela Grammatico says:

    Japan ,,, Stop selling Ivory NOW !!! You are killing the very few elephants we have left on this planet

  3. Angela Grammatico says:

    Japan stop selling ivory! You are killing the very few elephants this planet has left

  4. BAN THE NEED FOR IVORY TO SAVE THE GREAT ELEPHANTS NOW.

  5. It’s outrageous and horrifying that, with the UN’s global ban on ivory trade, Yahoo! Japan is getting away with selling it. Why are they not being prosecuted? This outrage should be immediately stopped and investigated.
    Yahoo! Japan’s involvement in the brutal torturing and slaughtering of elephants is huge, and must STOP.

  6. PLEASE BAN ALL IVORY TRADE AND SAVE OUR FELLOW CREATURES..STAND BY ALL THE ELEPHANTS OF THE WORLD AND PLEASE HELP LEAVE A GOOD HUMAN LEGACY…

  7. Martha Wardrop says:

    I was born in Japan, and it pains me to know that Elephant ivory is still something coveted by the Japanese. Join the rest of the world and stop this horrible practice.

  8. Anissa Krick says:

    It’s 2017, Asians need to come out of the cave and come into enlightenment. The selling of rhino horn and elephant ivory for tourist trinkets and mad science potions shows the level depraved indifference indicative of the culture and the scorched of earth policies of their respective countries to drive multiple species into extinction. Killing elephants for ivory is not a symbol of wealth, it’s a symbol of utter stupidity.

  9. Elephants and other animal species are in danger of extinction if they continue to be slaughtered for their ivory! Please stop selling ivory!

  10. stop participating in this brutal trade !

  11. DONNA WARNER DONNA WARNER says:

    I PRAY EVERYDAY THAT GOD SENDS A PLAGUE SO HORRIBLE THAT IT WIPES OUT EVERYONE THAT EATS, TORTURERS, RAPES, STARVES TO DEATH, MAIMS, SKINS ALIVE, CATS, DOGS, OR ANY ANIMAL! PEOPLE INVOLVED WITH DOG FIGHTING! PEOPLE WHO TORTURE ANIMALS AND SELL FOR GREED! THOSE THAT HAVE NO COMPASSION FOR ANIMALS, AND THOSE THAT KILL FOR EVIL REASONS! IN JESUS NAME I PRAY!

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