Friday, April 16, 2010

SLAVES: The going rate this Spring? $90 Bucks.

Many have deemed us a "Disposable Society", due to products built and sold so cheaply, that it has become the norm to consistently buy, throw away, and repurchase. But what about:

"Disposable People"?

"One thing I learned recently from reading Sex Trafficking: Inside the Business of Modern Slavery is that a practice that is growing in the fishing industry, which one of his interviewees, who was a policeman in Thailand, called the most violent type of slavery today, is where small boys are taken onto fishing vessels for ten months straight; they work 20 hours a day, they're kept alive on amphetamines, and at the end of the ten months their reward is to be shot and thrown in the ocean. You wonder why your fish is so cheap. I believe that we might want to at least be thinking about paying a little bit more money for the social and environmental impacts that we have in the way that we live." -Devin Stewart January 27, 2009

1 comment:

Sarah said...

I love it when someone puts themself out there and posts something political and the result is complete silence...people are so afraid of opinions! Keep it up, anyway :)