It looks like you're using an Ad Blocker.

Please white-list or disable AboveTopSecret.com in your ad-blocking tool.

Thank you.

 

Some features of ATS will be disabled while you continue to use an ad-blocker.

 

Trading *Humans like Cattle:

page: 1
17
<<   2  3 >>

log in

join
share:

posted on Mar, 31 2014 @ 12:18 AM
link   

In Kabul, trading women like cattle
Afghanistan has become a key source for victims of sex-trafficking. It remains a hidden crime, flourishing despite laws meant to protect women. A vicious cycle of poverty and cultural practices keep women trapped.



Like cattle, from Kabul By Syed Nazakat/Kabul & New Delhi
In another Kabul shelter, Perveen Jan told the story of how she had survived bombs, only to be trapped in a brothel. The US bombing of 2001 had destroyed countless villages like hers. Amidst the raging war she fled to the nearest town, Jalalabad, where the situation was a little better. Then, her mother called her and told her about a prospective groom. But instead of getting married, she realized a few weeks later that she had been sold to a pimp for 20,000 Afghani (265 euros). She would be traded to 10 men over the next three years.
In 2011, a pimp drove her across the Turkhan border checkpoint into Pakistan. Here, she had to dance semi-naked, entertain rich men, and have sex with customers who paid her owner a few thousand Pakistani rupees. Last year, when her Pakistani owner was away, she escaped and fled to Jalalabad. Now, she is traumatized and unable to speak.



Sex Slavery and the Throwaway Girls
In Cambodia, men with guns; soldiers, peace keepers, and other foreign and local men, roamed the war-torn region for sex services and found it easily. Abject poverty, which gave rise to the lucrative sex slave industry, still flourishes today.



Sex Slavery and the Throwaway Girls
Each year, thousands of baby girls disappear without a trace in China and vastly staggering numbers share the same fate in India.



IRELAND'S SEX SHAME; EXCLUSIVE 1,000 foreign girls forced to be hookers by gangs & sold to pimps for pounds 10k.
FOREIGN girls are being trafficked to Ireland by gangs and sold to pimps like cattle, a group working with prostitutes has claimed.

Nearly 1,000 young women, including impoverished teenagers smuggled from Eastern Europe, South America and Africa, are working in Ireland's seedy EUR100million-a-year sex industry.

And an unknown number of girls who are violently forced into the sex trade have been sold directly to pimps for less than EUR10,000.



Woman sold in public auction in Pakistan — for $3,200

JACOBABAD – A 20-year-old girl was auctioned at village Badani Bhutto of Taluka Kashmore in consideration of Rs2,70,000 on Saturday.

Azizan, daughter of late Allah Bux Bhutto, was divorced on the allegation of Karo-kari some time back. She is stated to be mother of two children and was residing with her brother who held the open auction for her ‘sale’ at village Badani Bhutto.

A large number of villagers showed interest in the auction that started with Rs50,000 and ended at Rs270,000. Bilawal Bhutto, 50, of the same village purchased her for the said amount. Initially he paid Rs210,000 for the girl.

Maulana Azizullah Bhutto performed their nikah [marriage] later.

It is irony of the situation that no one condemned the inhuman act. The groom will take the bride to his house after paying the rest of the amount. The auction money was distributed equally among all the brothers of the girl.



Women sold as 'fresh meat'
BUCHAREST -- In a back street in central Bucharest at 3 a.m., a surly Romanian orders a young woman to open her coat and twirl around. "You see, she is beautiful," he says in a cold monotone. "Health good, skin good -- no marks. We get doctor's papers. You want see body?"

"No, it's okay," I reply. "I can see she is in good condition."

She is slim, dark-haired and attractive but is cowed and passive in front of her dead-eyed controllers -- two men in their twenties wearing designer jackets. The next day in a smoky cafe, we agree on a price. "Okay, you have for 2,000 euros," says the negotiator opposite me -- about $2,800 Cdn. "We get passport and you can take."

This is no ordinary business deal. I have just agreed to buy Ileana Petrescu, a 19-year-old Romanian woman. Ileana was forced into prostitution two years ago. I am to be her third "owner" and the first to take her out of her home country.

I had made contact with the young woman's controllers through an intermediary two days before we struck the deal. I had entered the murky underworld of human traffickers by posing as a British "businessman" looking to purchase Eastern European girls to "work" in a club in London.

PURCHASE DISTURBINGLY EASY

Ileana had no say in the sale. When the pimps were there she spoke only once, to assure me, with sad, pleading eyes: "You will not need to beat me."

Reaching a deal to buy Ileana and take her to England was disturbingly easy and will come as a shock for Tony Blair and his ministers, who are losing the battle against the gangs trafficking women from countries such as Romania, Ukraine, Lithuania and Albania.

The victims -- most of whom are duped into believing that they are going to "normal" jobs as dancers, au pairs and housekeepers -- are coerced into prostitution all over Western Europe. Britain is a prime destination, as demand is constant, prices high and immigration controls are perceived to be lax.

According to the Home Office, up to 6,000 girls a year are brought into Britain and sold into the vice industry, many by illegal immigrants and failed asylum-seekers from Eastern Europe.

Last year, police arrested 1,456 people for human trafficking offences and seized #4.5 million. It is a relentless tide and officers admit that they are struggling against it. "We stop one gang and another one moves in straight away," said one detective at Scotland Yard.



Girls drugged into puberty, sold as prostitutes
Hundreds of girls are being kidnapped from across the country and brought to two villages in Rajasthan, where they are given injections to hasten their puberty and pushed into prostitution.

...

While there are variations of the drug for human use, the injections given to the girls are the ones meant for animals.

The reason is apparent. "Veterinary Oxytocin is more effective and easily available," said Dr B.D. Gurnani, a local child specialist.

The results are shocking: girls as young as 6 or 7 years old suddenly grow up to look like teenagers. Even their age on documents is forged.

"Giving high, unregulated doses of Oxytocin can affect the centre nervous system, cause seizures and have other side-effects," said Dr Kapur.


word limit reached....
continued:
edit on CDT01000000Mon, 31 Mar 2014 01:18:01 -05001801am89 by Thurisaz because: spelling




posted on Mar, 31 2014 @ 12:22 AM
link   
Imagine if we could trade cattle for woman..... I would collect soooo many cattle........then trade for soooo many woman....


+15 more 
posted on Mar, 31 2014 @ 12:29 AM
link   
reply to post by 3u40r15m
 




Imagine if we could trade cattle for woman..... I would collect soooo many cattle........then trade for soooo many woman....


Imagine if we could incarcerate all those who traded in women and children and then dump them in a deep ocean. You could perhaps join them. You might want to think about what you just said.

I found it rather disgusting.

Edit - I can't believe someone actually starred you for that statement.

OP, great thread, look forward to the continuation of it. Sorry for the interruption.
edit on 272am3030am122014 by Bassago because: shakes head further.



posted on Mar, 31 2014 @ 12:32 AM
link   
reply to post by Bassago
 


I agree with you, but if we through all the pedo's and pimps in the ocean, the levels would rise a metre or 2, giving the Al Gore followers all they need



posted on Mar, 31 2014 @ 12:44 AM
link   

3u40r15m
Imagine if we could trade cattle for woman..... I would collect soooo many cattle........then trade for soooo many woman....


The only reason as to why anyone should ever do such a thing, should be to secure the release of said women...

Selling humans as cattle is not on.



posted on Mar, 31 2014 @ 12:45 AM
link   
reply to post by Bassago
 


" imagine if we could incarcerate all those who traded in women and children and then dump them in a deep ocean "

Do you mean everyone throughout history. That would not leave many behind seeing as we are probably all descendants of someone involved in that trade. Or benefited from it.

Anyone got a product made by a child slave ?

Also does that include Woman who teach their daughters to use sex to get money.... aka marry a rich guy and get pregnant ASAP.

Because there are all sorts of ways to sell people.



posted on Mar, 31 2014 @ 12:47 AM
link   
reply to post by Thurisaz
 


Unfortunately they trade little boys too. Infact it would seem they might even be the more popular selection amongst Afghanistans more powerful sickos.




posted on Mar, 31 2014 @ 01:04 AM
link   
reply to post by Thurisaz
 


great thread...

the "white slave" trade makes me sick. Most people don't even know these things are going on or at best....think it's no big deal.

this is a huge problem globally but when all the major players around the globe are "partaking" in the trade in one way or another....

I fear there will not be any resolution to this problem.

In the USA...we ask where all the "missing" kids go every year.....the number is huge...like 800,000 (some of these are taken by family members) but most are not. And this is just in the USA.

I have always thought that it had to do with sex trade.

And.....why isn''t something being done about this?



posted on Mar, 31 2014 @ 01:11 AM
link   

Girls being 'sold like slaves' in Turkey's Şırnak, group says
Girls are being sold off as second wives or servants in the eastern border province of Şırnak, according to a women's group that investigated the region.

Girls are being sold off as second wives or servants in the eastern border province of Şırnak, according to the Turkish Federation of Women’s Associations, which investigated the region after receiving several reports about such abuses.
According to the group’s report, the most serious issue in Şırnak is that female children in the area are being married off when they are too young to consent. Men from certain provinces in the region, including Ağrı, Muş, Patnos and Van, often marry much younger girls in exchange for monetary payments.
Elderly men even bring small girls from Syria to marry in exchange for money, the group said. This method is widely used to marry off young girls as second wives when a man’s first wife has not been able to give birth to a baby boy.



‘Sold like cattle’
The speech is entitled “Bagong Bayani or Bagong Alipin” because too many Filipino workers abroad, as a matter of statistical fact, fall victims to illegal recruiters and, worse still, human traffickers. In Pacman’s own words, “Filipinos are sold like cattle” here and across the globe by human traffickers whose illegal recruiters freely roam the country looking for victims from among the desperately poor millions.



Human trafficking happens at home
Imagine a life of being traded, sold and bought. Brutally abused. Drugged. Forced to have sex for money. Stripped of basic human rights. No hope. No freedom. No identity.
Human trafficking rips away the hopes, dreams and liberties of 27 million people worldwide.

...

“Human trafficking is a global problem that exists in the United States,”



Agencies: Child Sex Trafficking Has Grown Online in SC

Columbia, SC (WLTX) - Law enforcement agencies across South Carolina say the days of stop light street corners are gone, and that the child sex trafficking industry has grown online.

"Human trafficking is alive and well," said South Carolina Attorney General Alan Wilson. "Modern day slavery exists in South Carolina. There are people right now who are being trafficked like a commodity and are being sold like cattle."



Adopt a national action plan to combat human trafficking
Slavery exists when individuals are sold, traded, used, abused, and disposed – and the shocking truth is slavery is happening today in Canada. Some victims are girls and women who are coerced, deceived or threatened into the sex trade. Many are bought and sold like cattle to “pimps” or “boyfriends” who lie, threaten and deceive them. Others are international workers who are recruited to Canada, stripped of their passport and forced to work for virtually nothing either to pay for an inflated debt or out of fear.



Human Trafficking and Slavery
From the villages of Sudan to the factories, sweatshops and brothels of India and South Asia, slavery and human trafficking still flourish. Some 27 million people worldwide are held in some form of slavery, forced prostitution or bonded labor. Some humanitarian groups buy captives' freedom, but critics say that only encourages slave traders to seize more victims. Meanwhile, nearly a million people are forcibly trafficked across international borders annually and held in captivity. Even in the United States, thousands of women and children from overseas are forced to become sex workers.


An estimated 27 million People are affected and suffering this horrible existence and it seems from some of the news articles that various Government Agencies are losing the war on Human trafficking.

Perhaps slavery, exploitation is a part of Human nature? Slavery has had a very long history:



HISTORY OF SLAVERY
Slaves in Babylon: 18th century BC

Information about slaves in early societies relates mainly to their legal status, which is essentially that of an object - part of the owner's valuable property. The Code of Hammurabi, from Babylon in the 18th century BC, gives chilling details of the different Rewards and penalties for surgeons operating on free men or slaves. But it also reveals that the system is not one of unmitigated brutality.

...

Slaves in Greece: from the 7th century BC

Both the leading states of Greece - Sparta and Athens - depend entirely upon forced labour, though the system in Sparta is more properly described as serfdom rather than slavery. The distinction is that the helots of Sparta are a conquered people, living on their own hereditary land but forced to work it for their Spartan masters. Their existence is a traditional rural one to which certain rights remain attached.


Evidence of Human Trafficking can be found as early as 1501:


England's Role in the Slave Trade
England's Role in the Slave Trade
...Only two years after Columbus discovered the New World, he brought back more than 500 Caribbean's to Spain to be sold as slaves. In 1501, African slaves were first introduced into Hispaniola by Spanish settlers; the natives had already been severely decimated, resulting in a labor shortage in the plantations. In 1511, African slaves were taken to Cuba. The nasty business had begun in earnest.


In the Bible there is also mention of slaves:


What The Bible Really Says About Slavery
...biblical societies were slave holding societies. The Bible engages remarkably diverse cultures -- Ethiopian, Egyptian, Canaanite, Assyrian, Babylonian, Persian, Greek, and Roman -- but in every one of them some people owned the rights to others. Slave owners possessed not only the slaves' labor but also their sexual and reproductive capacities. When the Bible refers to female slaves who do not "please" their masters, we're talking about the sexual use of slaves. Likewise when the Bible spells out the conditions for marrying a slave (see Exodus 21:7-11).

...

How did people become slaves? Slavery did not accompany a particular racial status, as it eventually did in the United States, but the Hebrew Bible stipulates preferred treatment for Israelite slaves (see Exodus 21:1-11; 25:39-55; Deuteronomy 15:12-18). Crushing debt forced many into slavery, with some people selling themselves and others selling their children. Military conquest contributed greatly to the slave market as well.

The Bible does not attempt to hide the presence of slaves. Beware modern translations that use "servant" to cover up slave language. Slaves were ubiquitous in the ancient world. Imagine ancient Rome, where slaves made up between one-third and one-half of the inhabitants -- perhaps half a million people! The Senate once considered requiring slaves to wear identifying marks, but they stopped short in the face of a chilling realization: if slaves could recognize one another, what would prevent them from organizing and pillaging the entire city?


Considering the history of slavery and human trafficking, it is logical to accept that this issue is just part of life; it will always exist, however awful the reality is.

As quick as People are saved from this existence, others are born into it.



posted on Mar, 31 2014 @ 01:13 AM
link   
reply to post by DeadSeraph
 


Yes that is correct. I have changed my title from Women to Humans to incorporate this fact. Many have suggested that due to the power imbalance, 'females are weaker than men' and that is why there are greater numbers of women being exploited. That maybe a factor however, young men are also trafficked.


African boys sold or tricked into slavery to harvest cocoa headed to U.S.

OUROUTA, Ivory Coast — Like many other poor boys in his native Mali, Salifou Kone, a chatty, jovial youth who looked younger than his 18 years, was lured from his home to this neighboring West African nation with empty promises of easy work and a great salary.

Last month, less than three weeks after the slave trafficker who smuggled him into Ivory Coast sold him to a cocoa farmer for $18, the farmer shot and killed Kone as he and three other young men were trying to run away.



Three boys
This tale begins in Scotland. A set of three little boys, who were triplets, lived with their very poor family. The grandfather was approached by a seemingly nice man who offered a large sum of money to take the boys and raise them. It seemed like a perfect solution for the boys. But in fact, he ran a “puppy mill” (a place where young boys can be purchased for sex; it is named after the unethical practice of keeping dogs in cages simply to reproduce). At the time of the offer, the money seemed to be the only way that the family could survive; so the grandfather agreed to take it, and turned the boys over to the man who seemed to have come to their rescue. They were only 9 years old.
...

The two remaining boys were separated when they came to the USA. One of them was sent to a more “controlled” mill, a place that used a lot of beatings, because he was a “trouble pup.” The other twin was sent to private homes, because he was more docile and easy to control. They still had the desirability of twins; the Alpha only separated them because of the need to maintain absolute control. But, after the last place, which was controlled by the Mob, found out that they were twins, ********************EDIT*********************************** They were 17 years old, and living in a mill with 17 other boys.



More Men Are Victims of Trafficking in Eastern Europe
...inter-Press Service ran a report today, via The Helsinki Times, highlighting the rising number of men who are falling victim to human trafficking in Eastern Europe. The report points out that there is a lack of awareness that men fall victim to traffickers—and a lack of service providers who specialize in assisting these male victims.


edit on CDT01000000Mon, 31 Mar 2014 01:43:05 -05004305am89 by Thurisaz because: add response



posted on Mar, 31 2014 @ 01:19 AM
link   
reply to post by Thurisaz
 


you know where this stuff doesn't happen too often?

NEVADA! why?

because it is LEGAL and PROFESSIONAL. the women that choose to do what they want with their body have the FREEDOM to do so.



posted on Mar, 31 2014 @ 01:22 AM
link   

HanzHenry
reply to post by Thurisaz
 


you know where this stuff doesn't happen too often?

NEVADA! why?

because it is LEGAL and PROFESSIONAL. the women that choose to do what they want with their body have the FREEDOM to do so.


Hanz....

I am with you on principle but I wonder if the facts point to that.....I wonder if less kids go missing into the sex slave trade from Nevada or not?

Maybe.....but I am with you that prostitution is something that should be legal.....not that I am ok with women trading their bodies for sex.....but
edit on 31-3-2014 by UxoriousMagnus because: (no reason given)



posted on Mar, 31 2014 @ 01:23 AM
link   

Bassago
reply to post by 3u40r15m
 




Imagine if we could trade cattle for woman..... I would collect soooo many cattle........then trade for soooo many woman....


Imagine if we could incarcerate all those who traded in women and children and then dump them in a deep ocean. You could perhaps join them. You might want to think about what you just said.

I found it rather disgusting.

Edit - I can't believe someone actually starred you for that statement.

OP, great thread, look forward to the continuation of it. Sorry for the interruption.
edit on 272am3030am122014 by Bassago because: shakes head further.

As a woman, I starred it because it gave me an idea I hadn't considered. Imagine how easy it would be to free people trapped in the sex trade if all it took to gain their freedom was livestock. It wouldn't exactly round up the traffickers, but it would be a cheap and simple method of freeing people stuck in slavery.
Now, if animals for humans trading was only that easy.



posted on Mar, 31 2014 @ 01:23 AM
link   
reply to post by thedeadtruth
 




Do you mean everyone throughout history. That would not leave many behind seeing as we are probably all descendants of someone involved in that trade. Or benefited from it.


I'm not speaking of historical issues and frankly don't have those answers except that it' just as abominable now as it was then. As a species we'd have certainly been better off without it IMO.



posted on Mar, 31 2014 @ 01:30 AM
link   
Oh those horny Afghanis! when not trading women like cattle they are stool punching the neighbourhood boys....
Whats new?Just found out the world wont fit in your oyster?



posted on Mar, 31 2014 @ 01:48 AM
link   
reply to post by Nyiah
 

awesome timing all round
your post proves something like for every action there is an equal and opposite reaction
(as a woman?) you somehow *saw* that possibility


look at what this guy(?) said;

a chilling realization: if slaves could recognize one another, what would prevent them from organizing...


..i might link this to another topic where someone has doubted the power of love and the power of women


thanks for posting, now cook me some breakfast



posted on Mar, 31 2014 @ 01:54 AM
link   
the world is alice's restaurant.

always has, always will be.

one way or another.
edit on 3132553131am2014 by tsingtao because: (no reason given)



posted on Mar, 31 2014 @ 02:05 AM
link   


...this IS so despicable! Not much any of us keyboard warriors can do and that is even more tragic!

Perhaps the awareness or knowledge of Human trafficking can make a difference? If we notice things that don't seem right in our own Countries, perhaps all we can do is, be aware and report anything that doesn't seem right?


edit on CDT02000000Mon, 31 Mar 2014 02:08:27 -05000827am89 by Thurisaz because: typo



posted on Mar, 31 2014 @ 04:00 AM
link   
20 Ways You Can Help Fight Human Trafficking


Identify and Assist a Trafficking Victim
Everyone has the potential to discover a human trafficking situation. While the victims may sometimes be kept behind locked doors, they are often hidden right in front of us at, for example, construction sites, restaurants, elder care centers, nail salons, agricultural fields, and hotels.

...

Human Trafficking Indicators
While not an exhaustive list, these are some key red flags that could alert you to a potential trafficking situation that should be reported:

Living with employer
Poor living conditions
Multiple people in cramped space
Inability to speak to individual alone
Answers appear to be scripted and rehearsed
Employer is holding identity documents
Signs of physical abuse
Submissive or fearful
Unpaid or paid very little
Under 18 and in prostitution

Questions to Ask
Assuming you have the opportunity to speak with a potential victim privately and without jeopardizing the victim’s safety because the trafficker is watching, here are some sample questions to ask to follow up on the red flags you became alert to:

Can you leave your job if you want to?
Can you come and go as you please?
Have you been hurt or threatened if you tried to leave?
Has your family been threatened?
Do you live with your employer?
Where do you sleep and eat?
Are you in debt to your employer?
Do you have your passport/identification? Who has it?



1-888-3737-888 National Human Trafficking Resource Center
Call the National Human Trafficking Resource Center, a national 24-hour, toll-free, multilingual anti-trafficking hotline.
Call 1-888-3737-888 USA



Report Suspected Human Trafficking
Report suspected human trafficking activity to law enforcement (available 24/7, in over 300 languages and dialects at):

Call 1-866-347-2423 (toll free)
Call 1-802-872-6199 (non toll free international)
Report online at www.ice.gov/tips


INTERPOL Missing Person's List



posted on Mar, 31 2014 @ 05:14 AM
link   
I recommend having a look at Interpol list of Missing Persons. Media doesn't seem to cover this area too much, I suppose there are so many People that go missing, it wouldn't be possible.

ALBASHA, SAFIYE is missing:


She was born in Denmark and was last seen in Turkey in 2012. Now that I have the knowledge of the extent of trafficking, it is quite possible, that this young lady could be in your Country.

It is a good thing to check the register of missing persons.

That could also be included in the '20 Ways You can fight Human Trafficking'.

Check to see if the Person resembles a Person who registered as missing on the list.


There are hotspots = Countries that have a higher incidence of trafficking:
Global Slavery Index 2014

ANDRIES, IOANA went missing from Romania in 2013



new topics

top topics



 
17
<<   2  3 >>

log in

join