Amazon.com is one of the most successful internet companies in existence, and is supposedly quite a progressive company. It’s amazing to find that Amazon is facilitating the sale of shark fin on its website, via third party Pacific Rim Gourmet, which is also a US company.
The practice of finning sharks is illegal in US waters, so by selling shark fins, Amazon is condoning an illegal practice. The international dive community has taken note of this over the holidays, and people all over the world are sending feedback to Amazon.
If you’d like to add your voice, you can emails Amazon’s Customer Service and Investor Relations departments at email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also add your feedback directly on the product page.
Pacific Rim Gourmet’s email address is email@example.com.
Note: Several hours after putting up this blog post, the shark fin product was removed by Amazon.com. Thanks Amazon for listening to your customers!
Final Note: Amazon has pulled all shark fin products from its site.