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Unbelievable – Slavery in Asia’s Fishing Industry


Touch the Soil News #186 From a 9/17/15 news release by the Associated Press, journalists Esther Htusan and Margie Mason report on the recent release of fishermen illegally trafficked and conscripted to brutal conditions aboard Thai trawlers. Some of the men have been held against their will for 5 to 10 years – threatened with their life if they attempted escape. An Associated Press story in March of this year tracked fish – caught by men who were savagely beaten and caged – to the supply chains of some of America’s biggest food sellers such as Wal-Mart, Sysco and Kroger. The “slavery” caught fish went into popular brands of pet…

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