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Abusing the Shrimp and the Shrimpers

An international crackdown on human rights abuses in the Thai fishing industry has resulted in vessels travelling thousands of miles further into remote and lawless waters, where trafficked men continue to be beaten and sold at sea, a 12-month Greenpeace investigation alleges.

Human trafficking is something that is far outside the daily lives of westerners. We can think of the horror of slavery in our own nation's history, but we pay little attention to the fact that human slaves are being traded at much higher rates today then they were in the 1700s. This story from one of our favorite (albeit British through-and-through) sources is the Guaurdian, and that's where this story of slaving came to us yesterday...

An international crackdown on human rights abuses in the Thai fishing industry has resulted in vessels travelling thousands of miles further into remote and lawless waters, where trafficked men continue to be beaten and sold at sea, a 12-month Greenpeace investigation alleges.



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