No, your local 7-Eleven store doesn't stock whale meat sushi. But the same
Japanese company that owns a majority share of 7-Eleven, Ito-Yokado, also
owns supermarkets in Japan. And in those supermarkets, whale, dolphin, and
porpoise meat is readily available.
The Japanese government continues to
allow whales to be killed in defiance of an international treaty and
worldwide criticism, all because there's money in it. And as long as
whale, dolphin, and porpoise meat can be plucked off supermarket shelves
along with canned goods and toilet paper, the killing will continue.
7-Eleven is the largest operator, franchiser, and licensor of convenience
So what can they do to prevent the cruel slaughter of
whales, dolphins, and porpoises? They can call on their own parent
company, Ito-Yokado, to stop selling meat from these marine mammals. They
can also appeal for help to the four Ito-Yokado executives who also sit on
the 7-Eleven Board of Directors.
WHAT YOU CAN DO:
Send a letter to 7-Eleven today, asking it to use its considerable
influence to stop the sale of whale, dolphin, and porpoise products in
stores owned by Ito-Yokado. Let 7-Eleven know that if supermarkets in
Japan stop selling these products, it will help reduce Japan's incentive
to kill whales.
James. W. Keyes, President and CEO
P.O. Box 711
Dallas, TX 75221-0711.
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