Urge the company and its shareholders to protect elephants
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 major 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.