The Modern Day Slavery

1105 WordsJul 13, 20185 Pages
Every year millions of innocent kids, adults, males and females are forced to do things against their will. Whether its forced labor or prostitution, human trafficking happens everyday, everywhere, and all the time. It happens in the most unlikely places with the most unlikely people. Your neighbor, pastor, teacher, or even a family friend could be apart of the trafficking system. Human trafficking is problem that affects millions of lives and needs to be stopped by educating people about it. Human trafficking is the 2nd biggest illegal industry behind the drug trade. It comes in so many different forms. Human trafficking by definition is the illegal trade of humans through recruitment or abduction, by means of force or fraud, for the…show more content…
Normal people can be apart of the trafficking system. Traffickers are not limited to one type of person. They can be males, females, family members, friends, or strangers. But often times traffickers are supported. Usually they are legal companies like hotels, taxis or airline. These companies harbor or employ victims without anyone knowing. And thats the scary part; its happening right under our noses. Its crazy to think that in your community and in your local hotels and shops there could be traffickers. And anyways, what drives these people to do this? What makes normal people be apart of this illegal trade? The answer is the high profits. An individual could make hundreds of thousands or even millions of dollars. Its pretty tempting to anyone wanting to make a few extra bucks on the weekend. Victims of trafficking are not discriminated either. Although most are young girls, they can be girls, boys, young or old. They can be of any race and any religion. Most victims are recruited in the hope of a better life. But others are kidnapped or black mailed. The victims often suffer from some sort or physical or psychological abuse. Former victims often have trouble trusting people. They are afraid of letting people in and then getting hurt. They have a hard time building and maintaining relationships. They can also suffer physical abuse such as cuts, burns or broken bones. Either way trafficking is damaging to

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