By Lara Trace (abolitionist)
“It’s all about the money. Human trafficking is insanely profitable. If you really think about it: You can sell a kilo of Heroin once; You can sell a 13-year-old girl 20 times a night, 365 days a year.”
An estimated $150 billion is made by human traffickers, after the number one crime: drug trafficking…just think about the heroin epidemic happening in your neighborhood and illegal drugs being sold on your street. Trafficking drugs and people are street crimes, highly profitable. And it spreads like a plague: Alaskan Arctic Development concerns
John Trudell calls this trafficking process “mining humans.” The atrocity we are seeing with drugs and human trafficking is a sign we are living in an unhealthy damaged society.
I posted several articles on this topic when this blog focused on human trafficking and modern day slavery, starting back in 2012.
Young men and women must be taught at an early age that women and children are not for sale. These traffickers find new victims every single day and find buyers for them.
In the money game, every human sold becomes a profit machine, so the only way to end this slavery is to stop playing this game and buying sex. Our children need to know that they could be snatched off the street and trafficked, and even killed.
There are an estimated 20.9 million victims of human slavery, with 1.5 million in North America.
Since 1999, Dr. Transchel has been researching modern day human trafficking around the world. Her findings, after interviews with dozens of victims, will surprise and shock even those who consider themselves well-informed. Besides for working as a professor of History at CSU Chico, Dr. Transchel provides trainings for various branches of the military as well as the state department, on domestic and international human trafficking and she also serves as an expert witness on human trafficking from Moldova in Federal Asylum hearings.
Sign HERE: Tell U.S. law enforcement to crack down on $150 billion human trafficking epidemic… you are not powerless… thank you!
One of my favorite poets shared this with me last night: https://jdubqca.com/2016/07/23/its-all-about-the-money/