Yahoo Japan Accused Of 'Fueling Elephant Extinction' With Ivory Sales
Yahoo Japan sells a lot of ivory through its site, and now petitioners are calling for that to change.By Katie Link | January 26, 2016
Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer can add another item to her to do list: figure out how to stay far, far away from Yahoo Japan. Turns out, some think the site has a hand in illegal elephant poaching.
An investigation by the Environmental Investigation Agency, or EIA, found that between 2012 and 2014, more than 12 tons of whole elephant tusks and ivory trinkets were sold through Yahoo Japan.
Wired points out the ivory trade would've brought in $7 million through sales on the site in 2014. Yahoo could take a small transaction and listing fee from that amount.