Wal-Mart and Whales

02006-08-12 | Environment, Food, World | 5 comments

Tell Wal-Mart to stop the sale of whale meat in Japan! Petition
Wal-Mart, the world’s largest retailer, has a major share in the Japanese supermarket chain Seiyu. Seiyu is a key distributor of cetacean products in hundreds of its supermarkets in Japan. As one of Japan’s leading supermarket chains, Seiyu’s distribution chain has helped to maintain the Japanese whale and dolphin hunting industry in spite of the international ban on commercial whaling and repeated international criticism.

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  1. Carol

    I just decided to read Moby Dick since I have never read it. I haven’t gotten far but it was written in a different time when they thought they needed whale oil for the lamps of the world and they thought whales were beyond number, lacking foresight like unfortuanately we all too often do. And they talked of reaping a harvest of $7,000,000 a year from whales. So hard to think of. But now there are so few, and that need for them is gone we have become instead dependent on oil…living things long since dead. There’s no reason to destroy these magnificent beings that we can learn so much from…. I wish we could learn to live together peacefully with these intelligent beings on this earth .

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  2. Robin

    I’ve noticed that Wal-Mart commercials are starting to push their new “organic” line. I wonder if this new direction stems from public request, or if it is to re-position themselves in the market, and to give themselves a bit of a “face lift”.

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  3. Jackie Dassler

    Another reason “why not to shop at Wal-Mart”…I will add it to my list.

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  4. Jorge

    Are the Japanese people buying the whale meat?

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  5. Panj

    Thanks for the Petition link!!!

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