Large Chains Sell Shrimp Peeled by Slaves


In the fishing industry, people are often sold to factories where boatloads of shrimp are peeled by slaves. Ultimately, this product ends up on the shelves or dining tables of big chains like Walmart or Red Lobster…

Victims work long arduous hours under the watchful eyes of their Thai bosses who threaten them.  They are paid little if anything. These Burmese migrants often have children who are too small to even reach the pealing worktables toiling alongside them.  The names of the slaves were never used; only numbers.  Thailand has become one of biggest providers of shrimp in the world.  It is rare to have traffickers there arrested and prosecuted.


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