I forwarded my last blog on Alibaba to Jack Ma, CEO, who immediately passed it on to John Spelich, Alibaba's VP in charge of their international corporate affairs.
Here is John's response:
Oceana has already been notified with the request to call off their petition. I have not heard from them yet.
It was so easy to get through to Alibaba's top management and have their immediate reaction to this issue.
I wonder why the Oceana employees have not tried using that channel before starting a cumbersome petitioning campaign... Hmmmm....
Did they do that in order to show their donors, existing and potential, how "active" they are in the conservation business?
How ineffective was their approach in this case, and what a waste of time! Do they always work like that?....
Ila France-Porcher wrote to Oceana two days ago: