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        3/5/2013, Adar 23, 5773

      Activists Urge Google to Nix Ads for Ivory, Whale Products

      Conservationists have urged Internet giant Google to remove thousands of advertisements promoting products made from endangered whales and elephants. Campaign group The Environmental Investigation Agency said Tuesday that it had written to Google CEO Larry Page last month appealing for the removal of more than 1,400 ads promoting whale products and 10,000 ads for elephant ivory products on its Japanese shopping site, AFP reported. "Google has laudable policies that prohibit the promotion of endangered wildlife products including whale, dolphin and elephant ivory..."