Imagine this: You take a trip to a far away land, only to discover that the people are flying car planes in the air, communication devices are just simple 3D images that appear from your mouth as you speak. Oh and now you can teleport around the world from your diner table chair. This is all possible because you went to work, for that company, whom makes millions of dollar, EVERY DAY, but you get paid entry level pay of $12.25 an hour. Sounds messed up, don't it.
Today we have children in other parts of the world that don't even make the $7.25, that protesters were chanting this past summer for higher pay. What we choose to buy presents a choice between supporting slave-labor or supporting those who fight against it. Slavery has been in existence throughout recorded history. Yet today, when it is finally illegal in every country, there are more slaves than ever. There are over twenty-seven million men, women, and children worldwide in bondage. Though it's easy to deem slavery as something foreign and intangible, the truth is that we interact with it every day whether we realize it or not. We have products that we buy, and pass it around not thinking about what it took to make it. Below is a video produced by Youth Ending Slavery. If you want to see how many slaves work for YOU, take this challenge survey called Slavery Footprint. I dare you to find out.
Please Consume with Care!