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I always wonder if humans deserve to continue to live.
originally posted by: Bluntone22
Migrants are being sold at open slave markets in Libya.
Any time people discuss human extinction be it by nuclear poisoning or global warming side effects I always wonder if humans deserve to continue to live.
originally posted by: Arnie123
The US and other countries worked to abolish slavery,
In 1981, Mauritania became the last country in the world to abolish slavery, when a presidential decree abolished the practice. However, no criminal laws were passed to enforce the ban. In 2007, "under international pressure", the government passed a law allowing slaveholders to be prosecuted. Despite this, the number of slaves in the country has been estimated by Global Slavery Index to be 43,000 (or 1.058% of the population) in 2015 and by the organization SOS Slavery to be up to 600,000 (or 17% of the population). Sociologist Kevin Bales and Global Slavery Index estimate that Mauritania has the highest proportion of people in slavery of any country in the world.
Victims told IOM that after being detained by people smugglers or militia groups, they were taken to town squares or car parks to be sold.