Every single day you wake up, human beings are being sold as slaves throughout the world. Each year, more than 700,000 men, women, and children are trafficked across borders into forced labour and sex slavery. One in five victims of human trafficking are children. There are MILLIONS of these victims.
I've been thinking about this for a while and I realised that this practise is permitted in part because the value of the "lower class" and illegal immigrants by society at large is *so* incredibly low that people can now be treated as chattel.
*If you suspect someone may be a victim of human trafficking, please call the Trafficking Information and Referral Hotline:
*UN Launches Blue Heart Campaign: http://www.digitaljournal.com/article/268585
*Join the Blue Heart Campaign: http://www.unodc.org/blueheart/join-us.html