July 31, 2017
Experts have warned that slavery is more profitable than ever with traders making 30 times more than in the 18th and 19th century.
Human rights researcher Siddharth Kara calculated that nowadays each victim makes an average of £3,030 a year for those who exploit them – with some making more than 10 times that figure.
Meanwhile sex trafficking makes up half of the profits of the illegal industry despite those victims only accounting for 5% of modern slaves. It can bring in profits of more than £27,000 per person.
Mr Kara told The Guardian: ‘Human life has become more expendable than ever.
‘Slaves can be acquired, exploited and discarded in relatively short periods and still provide immense profits for their exploiters.
He added: ‘Unless slavery is perceived as a high-cost and high-risk form of labour exploitation, this reality will not change.’
This article was posted: Monday, July 31, 2017 at 8:23 am