Reasons Human Trafficking Should End

1144 WordsFeb 26, 20185 Pages
“Slavery occurs when one person controls another person, using violence or the threat of violence to maintain that control, exploits them economically, pays them nothing and they cannot walk away.” In 1865, slavery was abolished here in the United States. It states in the thirteenth amendment that, “neither slavery, nor involuntary servitude, except as a punishment for crime whereof the party shall have been duly convicted, shall exist within the United States, or any place subject to their jurisdiction.” Even though it states that slavery is illegal in the thirteenth amendment, human trafficking is equivalent to modern slavery and it still exist today in the United States. Human trafficking happens when someone owes money, is kidnapped, or tricked. Then those victims are sold into slavery to be exploited. The people involved in trafficking are usually pimps or people who sell drugs. Although pimps think human trafficking betters the economy, it should be ended because it abuses the victim, sexually exploits underage children, and brings false hope. First of all, human trafficking should be ended because it abuses the victims. When I think of human trafficking, the two words that pop in my head are pimps and prostitution. Pimps are men who use manipulation, threats, and violence to keep women from leaving. In the beginning, a pimp will look for a woman who is emotionally fragile, unprotected, and looking for love. The pimp then proceeds to act like he cares for the woman.
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