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SAMUT SAKHON, Thailand — Poor migrant workers and children are being sold to factories in Thailand and forced to peel shrimp that ends up in global supply chains, including those of Wal-Mart and Red Lobster, the world's largest retailer and the world's largest seafood restaurant chain, an Associated Press investigation found.At the Gig Peeling Factory, nearly 100 Burmese laborers were trapped, most working for almost nothing. They spent 16 hours a day with their...

Shrimp peeled by slaves tied to major US food outlets

SAMUT SAKHON, Thailand — Poor migrant workers and children are being sold to factories in Thailand and forced to peel shrimp that ends up in global supply chains, including those of Wal-Mart and Red Lobster, the world's largest retailer and the world's largest seafood restaurant chain, an Associated Press investigation found.At the Gig Peeling Factory, nearly 100 Burmese laborers were trapped, most working for almost nothing. They spent 16 hours a day with their...

Worldwide, 1 out of every 337 people are modern-day slaves. On average, that 1 slave cost somebody $90 but generates over $7,000 in profits every year.

Worldwide, 1 out of every 337 people are modern-day slaves. On average, that 1 slave cost somebody $90 but generates over $7,000 in profits every year.

Be the change. Become educated and recognize signs of human trafficking-modern-day slavery. It can (and does) happen everywhere.

Be the change. Become educated and recognize signs of human trafficking-modern-day slavery. It can (and does) happen everywhere.

"If you're not careful the newspapers will have you hating the people who are oppressed and loving the people who are doing the oppression." - Malcolm X.

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