Modern Slavery : Human Trafficking Essay

1690 Words Mar 7th, 2016 7 Pages
Modern Slavery: Human Trafficking Approximately twenty to thirty billion dollars is earned in profit every year from this slave producing industry, and somehow, our entire nation, our entire world, has seemed to turn their heads away from it. (U.S. Department of Homeland Security) The United States constitution passed a law that abolished slavery in 1865, but it’s quite odd considering that there is more slavery in the world now than there was in the 1800’s. Human trafficking is defined by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security as “A modern-day form of slavery involving the illegal trade of people for exploitation or commercial gain” and is the number one form of slavery happening in our world today. There are many different forms of human trafficking such as: forced labor, sexual exploitation, commercial sex, trafficking of cells, tissues and organs, and people smuggling. Men, women and children around the globe are being sold and shipped daily around the world as if they were products. The industry has built a massive system that includes traumatic kidnapping of victims, irreversible health issues, and a promising future of prostitution and other illegal activity. Our nation needs to come together to provide protection to people before they become victims, donate money to finding cures or temporary fixes to STD’s and other health problems affiliated with trafficking, and providing a safe place with rehab for the victims rescued from traffickers. Americans need to be…

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