The Guardian: SERIES: Modern-day slavery in focus:Revealed: Asian slave labour producing prawns for supermarkets in US, UK

https://youtu.be/h6ieOeOxaVE

Series: Modern-day slavery in focus

Revealed: Asian slave labour producing prawns for supermarkets in US, UK

Thai ‘ghost ships’ that enslave, brutalise and even kill workers are linked to global shrimp supply chain, Guardian investigation discovers

• Trafficked into slavery on Thai trawlers to catch food for prawns

• Thailand’s seafood industry: state-sanctioned slavery?

The Guardian, Tuesday 10 June 2014 12.05 BST

 

http://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2014/jun/10/supermarket-prawns-thailand-produced-slave-labour

Link to video: Globalised slavery: how big supermarkets are selling prawns in supply chain fed by slave labour Slaves forced to work for no pay for years at a time under threat of extreme violence are being used in Asia in the production of seafood sold by major US, British and other European retailers, the Guardian can reveal.

A six-month investigation has established that large numbers of men bought and sold like animals and held against their will on fishing boats off Thailand are integral to the production of prawns (commonly called shrimp in the US) sold in leading supermarkets around the world, including the top four global retailers: Walmart, Carrefour, Costco and Tesco….

Read more, much, much more about modern-day slavery:

http://www.theguardian.com/global-development/2014/jun/10/supermarket-prawns-thailand-produced-slave-labour?CMP=EMCNEWEML6619I2

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