Donnerstag, 8. Oktober 2015

Take action against them now:

Hi Manfred,

News just in: the biggest tuna companies are at it again. They’re breaking huge promises by slaughtering sea life - and one company is even linked to human rights abuses. [1][2]
Take action against them now:

Imagine this: you’re John West, the biggest seafood company in the UK, worth over half a billion pounds. [3] You believe that people buying your tuna don’t care about ethics or the environment. You believe you can make promises and break them with no consequences. Well, you’re wrong.

Together, we can force John West's hand. When thousands of us take action, they know we can trigger bad stories in the press and, even worse, send share prices plummeting and investors running scared. If every single one of us stands up to say we will never buy unjust or unsustainable tuna, companies will have no choice but to clean up their act, or watch their profits crumble:

In the last few years, tuna companies told us they cared. John West told the public they’d achieve 100% sustainable tuna in 2016 but – get this – so far they’ve scraped a measley 2%. [4] To make matters far worse, John West's owners, seafood company Thai Union, have been linked to human rights abuses. [5] It might seem like they don't care. But like most companies, they do care about profits and reputation.

Remember our last tuna campaign? Thousands of us turned up the heat on Tesco's to make Oriental and Pacific tuna clean up. They’re much bigger and more powerful than John West or Princes - yet together we made sure they helped clean up the tuna industry. [6]

We can and will do the same again:

Thanks for taking a stand,

India & the Tuna team
Greenpeace UK

[1] Tuna companies like John West made a promise to consumers, Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall’s Fish Fight campaign and Greenpeace. We've released a tuna league table which ranks the 11 biggest UK supermarkets and tuna brands - and shows who is doing well and who has broken their promises. The idea is to help you decide which to buy, and which to avoid until they change their ways. Just scroll down on this page:
To find out more about Fish Fight, click here:
[2] New York Times: "Sea Slaves" -
[3] In 2010, John West was sold to Thai Union for £566 million. The Telegraph reported it here:
[4] These are the figures that John West and Princes gave to us when we sent them our tuna questionnaire. The same questions were asked to all UK tuna companies and used to create our tuna league table, which you can view on our website:
[5] New York Times: "Sea Slaves" -
[6] Pressure on Tesco forced Oriental and Pacific tuna to change their ways in 2014:

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