It seems that Amazon.com is carrying shark fin soup and other products through third-party vendors Roland, Pacific Rim Gourmet, VitaminLife, and Seagate. With all the controversy surrounding shark fins and the horrible practices used to harvest fins, Amazon should be ashamed to be carrying shark fin soup and should rectify the problem immediately by pulling all shark fin products from their catalog.
What you can do:
- Leave feedback at Amazon’s product page for Roland Shark Fin Soup, Dragonfly Shark Fin Soup, VitaminLife, and Seagate.
- Participate in the discussion over at Amazon about the product and why it’s bad for them to carry it
- Send e-mail to Roland Food at Phyllis.Goldberg@rolandfood.com, Pacific Rim Gourmet at email@example.com, VitaminLife at firstname.lastname@example.org, Seagate Products at their contact form, and write letters of protest to:
Pacific Rim Gourmet
75-5660 Kopiko Street, Suite C7-210
Kailua-Kona, HI 96740
15940 Redmond Way
Redmond, WA 98052
Seagate Products/First Fishery
9484 Chesapeake Dr. Suite 802
San Diego, CA 92123
- Write to Amazon.com at Advantage Customer Service (email@example.com) and
Investor Relations (firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Spread the word through your webpage, blog, etc. (code available here)
- Boycott Amazon.com until they comply
- Join our discussion in the forums
*UPDATE* 10:39AM Jan 8, 2007 - The Roland product is now no longer available as well. Good work, everyone! However, it is no longer possible to leave feedback on this product. 6 of our supporters got in before it was no longer possible to leave reviews.
*UPDATE* 12:03AM Jan 6, 2007 - Amazon has pulled all 35+ negative reviews for the Dragonfly product. They have introduced a new product, Shark Fin Cartilage Powder sold through VitaminLife.
*UPDATE* 06:55PM Jan 3, 2007 - Dragonfly Shark Fin Soup now shows “not available.” Hopefully, our campaign is working.
Continue reading for Amazon’s response and more.