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Amazon.com sells shark fin soup

Discussion in 'Good Causes, Petitions and Solicitations' started by Rocha, Jan 1, 2007.

  1. 300bar

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    Hello guys and girls we have over 70.000 members lets all sent a message to the site we will make a differance,specialy if we spread it all over the other forums.
    Lets STOP the shark killing

    BTW mail is sent.
     
  2. Rocha

    Rocha Angel Fish

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    That's a great idea, is there any way we can tell one of the moderators to put a link to this topic in the front page or the "Media Announcements" section?

    Luiz
     
  3. drbill

    drbill The Lorax for the Kelp Forest Scuba Legend

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    Just submitted my first comment to Amazon (see below). I'm sure there will be others to follow as I find more links to such ethically and reprehensible products.

    After hearing of this product being for sale, I have decided to not purchase further products from Amazon.com until it and other shark fin soup items are removed.

    Amazon states that it does not allow products which violate the law. Since shark finning has been banned in a number of regions worldwide, and I doubt that Roland can verify all shark fin used in their product is legally caught, I think Amazon has a legal mandate to remove it.

    This says nothing of the ecological disgrace caused by the killing of millions of sharks annually, many of which are simply finned (have their fins cut off) and are tossed back in the water alive only to die.

    The ecological effects of removing top carnivores from coral reef and other marine habitats is just beginning to be recognized. Several scientists feel the near total regional extinctions in many waters have contributed significantly to the decline in coral reef health.

    I deplore Amazon's decision to carry these products and will refrain from making any purchases here until this issue is resolved.

    Dr. Bill Bushing
    Marine Ecologist
     
  4. 300bar

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    Mail sent,message spread :D

    We have the power to do someting,lets do it
     
  5. Mike Veitch

    Mike Veitch Dive Charter

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    you know if Pfizer and other drug companies would just send out free samples of Viagra, Cialis etc to a few key places they alone could save a lot of the worlds endangered species.....
    That would be a good one, get Pfizer in on the act, maybe people would stop buying shark fin and start buying Viagra...

    Could be a great advertising campaign for them! And save endangered species at the same time.
     
  6. 300bar

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    That would be fun :rofl3::rofl3::rofl3::rofl3:

    Keep it UP :rofl3::rofl3::rofl3::rofl3::rofl3:
     
  7. drbill

    drbill The Lorax for the Kelp Forest Scuba Legend

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    Mike... GREAT idea! Viagra and Cialis could save the sharks, the sea cucumbers, the rhinos, etc., etc. I love it! I'll bet it would even be a lot cheaper than these exotic "aphrodisiacs" (which don't work anyway, at least not sea cucumber).
     
  8. Hoyden

    Hoyden Instructor, Scuba

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    If you are an Amazon customer, use the e-mail form through your account on their site. This will increase your impact.

    Jackie
     
  9. 300bar

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    Ok this one is gone :D
    Anyone seen some more sharkfinsoup or the likes on the web.:confused:
    Lets go get them:D Scubapower rocks:rofl3:
     
  10. shoredivr

    shoredivr Solo Diver

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    Here's the reply I got back from Amazon:



    Thank you for writing to Amazon.com with your comments.

    We have great respect for your concerns. One of our goals as an
    online retailer, however, is to offer our customers the ability to
    purchase a wide variety of products on our site. It is unfortunate
    but inevitable thato some f our customers may find a few of these
    items objectionable.

    Please note that the items in our Gourmet store are offered by third-
    party merchants--they are not sold directly by Amazon.com.

    Our seller's agreement specifies the following restrictions
    concerning the sale of living creatures:

    "The sale of live creatures and illegal wildlife products is
    prohibited, and this includes any type of pet or livestock ... the
    sale of live shellfish and crustaceans is permitted, as long as the
    seller adheres to all state and federal laws concerning the delivery
    and sales of these perishable food items."

    We always value customer feedback, and I have passed along your
    desire that we exclude items of this sort from our site. Thank you
    again for taking the time to contact us at Amazon.com.


    Please let us know if this e-mail resolved your question:

    If yes, click here:
    http://www.amazon.com/rsvp-y?c=fgwhhqwy3416787351
    If not, click here:
    http://www.amazon.com/rsvp-n?c=fgwhhqwy3416787351

    Since I rarely buy from Amazon, I guess they are not jumping too high to regain my dollars. I can buy books etc elsewhere.
     

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