April 22nd, 2011
05:15 PM ET

Ending slavery at 'the tipping point'

Chris Davis of The Body Shop talks about the company's commitment to fight human trafficking.

Topics: Business

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  1. Ezikpe

    I thank you for your recent interest in ending modern day slavery.
    Meanwhile there is nothing modern about human trafficking.It has only moved from an open
    To a secret trade.
    Consider the use of scorecards and such other performance measures/trackers to track the work of employees.
    It is only akin to forcing employees to work at gun point!You will be shocked to know the number 'reputable'
    Organizations deploying this tool of slavery in the workplace.This is modern day slavery.

    April 23, 2011 at 9:27 am | Reply
    • goofygooberin08

      I have a hard time believing that the use of performance measurements in the workplace is the same thing as kidnapping, torturing, raping, forcibly drugging, and/or threatening to murder the family of someone to coerce them into working in a sweatshop or brothel.

      April 25, 2011 at 10:01 pm | Reply
    • Joan Rethcrow

      This sounds like a Chinese propagandist, trying to discredit the US to distract from China's slave labour issues..

      May 7, 2011 at 11:41 pm | Reply
  2. Dudley041518

    The number of comments authored on this board may hold a key to understanding how important this issue is with those who frequent CNN as a news source. Apparently, it does not resonate with the readers as does the slavery in the US that ended 150 years ago by presidential proclamation. This, too, is a key to understanding. Perhaps it shows us how a wound can be nursed so as not to heal, but to continue to be a bone of contention – but this time by choice. For what it's worth...

    April 23, 2011 at 6:24 pm | Reply
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      April 26, 2011 at 12:52 pm | Reply
  3. Phil in Oregon

    Slavery was outlawed by the US Constitution way back in the 1860's, but it hasn't gone away. Three versions that come to mind are: illegal immigrants(who have no one to complain to) abused by employers; drug addiction; and the crushing debt being run up by the government, which already has 80% of the country working for the Chinese and that number is growing every day.

    April 24, 2011 at 3:27 pm | Reply
    • Sally Li

      You are exactly right. Ironically, slavery existed on the West Coast, including in Oregon, as late as 1875, during the time
      following the Civil War, in the form of human trafficking of Chinese victims. Immigrant labor and immigrant-run businesses, including businesses run or financed or "minded" by foreign cartels and foreign-oriented business associations, account for much of the recent growth of slavery in the USA today – and much of this has nothing to do with illegal immigration. The fact that someone's immigration papers or naturalization of US Citizenship is in order, does not necessarily indicate that they are obeying all the child labor laws or other labor laws on the books. Keep an eye out, people, in your local community. The parents who are sequestering their adorable kids in your local restaurant
      and introducing them into the business at just a little too young of an age, just might be breaking the law, or skirting it. Are you giving them a pass? Are you being morally neutral about this?

      April 25, 2011 at 2:24 am | Reply
  4. yaayuen

    I want to help them, because there is always a hope that we can have!
    But, and i know is not an easy tasks to end the modern-day slavery as the slavery starts from since human have wisdom to conquer the world!!
    in this news, it does really touch my heart, and if I have chance, i really hope to change!!

    April 25, 2011 at 12:23 am | Reply
    • Erik

      Posted on incredible, that was a very good read. In lcoocusinn, someone who actually thinks and understands what they are blogging about. Quite difficult to find of late, especially on the web . I bookmarked your web blog and will make sure to keep coming back here if this is how you always write. thank you, keep it up! .

      April 7, 2012 at 10:31 pm | Reply
  5. aderemis a bizzich

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    April 27, 2011 at 1:51 pm | Reply
  6. okeowo famuditimi

    dis is a good orientation from CNN & a kind of public awarenes.child abuse has become a virus in some part of d world.

    May 1, 2011 at 9:21 am | Reply
  7. Fowardblue

    If we wanted to stop the trade then we could. Ask the federal govt. where all the money went to to combat slavery. Ask why congress does nothing.

    May 4, 2011 at 5:35 am | Reply
  8. Fowardblue

    Land of the free

    May 4, 2011 at 5:35 am | Reply
  9. Rudolf S. Mysteris.AKA LOYAL.GH

    we can stop slavery if only life conditions change bcus no one is forced into it but poeple willing to offer themselves.

    May 6, 2011 at 8:04 am | Reply
  10. demineus

    alternetorg/world/142171/there_are_more_slaves_today_than_at_any_time_in_human_history/ ....There Are More Slaves Today Than at Any Time in Human History August 24, 2009 One hundred forty-three years after passage of the 13th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution and 60 years after Article 4 of the U.N.'s Universal Declaration of Human Rights banned slavery and the slave trade worldwide, there are more slaves than at any time in human history - 27 million.

    May 8, 2011 at 5:35 pm | Reply
  11. semako olugbenga

    Slavery is phenomenum that has been in existence since time immemorial,the only way out is only to re~orientate the slaved once,some people ignorantly subject themselves to it and entrepenuers in search of cheap labour will always look for avenue to perpetrate their evil act to maximise profit.However,governmet should use their various offices to curb these wicked act,only then man can be free to an extent.Moreover,organisations working for anti slavery should also spread there services to Afican rural and urban areas and sub saharan Africa where the wicked is at high rate.

    May 12, 2011 at 5:46 am | Reply
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