Suffer the children.. always the children

Britain’s National Crime Agency on Tuesday reported a sharp 22-percent rise in suspected human trafficking cases in 2013 from the previous year, including hundreds of children. The report found 2,744 potential victims in Britain last year, and cited reports that some traffickers were even branding their victims with tattoos and “various symbols signifying ownership or to show that a victim is over 18”. »

I will repeat the portion of this headline that sickened me the most: “some traffickers were even branding their victims with tattoos and “various symbols signifying ownership or to show that a victim is over 18”.”

Disturbing. Revolting.. sadly not shocking anymore.

I sort of wish that a giant wave would be able to take from the planet every single person who does this type of harm to someone else..  The year 2014, and we still are treating people like the year 14.

And sadly children suffer the most..

Always the children…

Human trafficking is an immense problem in this world. And sadly few notice it, and those that do barely have the power to stop it.. change it.. make things better. It’s a sad state of affairs..





There are resources out there if you are interested in joining some sort of a fight against it..

1 (888) 373-7888 is the National Human Trafficking Resource Center phone number.
Or SMS: 233733 (Text “HELP” or “INFO”)
http://www.humantrafficking.org/ is a website with valuable information.
And finally, don’t assume that just because you’re in a tiny hamlet tucked away down a street with no name, or far away from a city with a dingy nightlife, that your locale in immune. No one, anywhere, is immune.
Perhaps a valuable history lesson worth Googling in your spare time: The Franklin Credit Union scandal.

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