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Out of Sight: New Defenders of Wildlife Report Reveals Surprising Supplier of Shocking Illegal Wildlife Trade Into the United St
Offbeat  (tags: wildlife, trafficking, Defenders of Wildlife, animals, ethics )

Tracy
- 255 days ago - huffpost.com
When we hear the words wildlife trafficking, we usually think of elephants and rhinos shot for their ivory or horns, or tigers killed and smuggled across the borders of faraway countries for their skins or for use in traditional Asian medicines
Almost 36m People Live in Modern Slavery - Report
Offbeat  (tags: Human, Human Rights, Global Slavery, forced labour, debt bondage, trafficking, sexual exploitation, servile marriage, force marriage, Walk Free )

Ray
- 587 days ago - bbc.co.uk
Nearly 36 million people worldwide, or 0.5% of the world's population, live as slaves, a survey by anti-slavery campaign group Walk Free says.
US Officials Crack Down on Wildlife-Product Trafficking, Say Some May Finance Terrorism
Offbeat  (tags: animals, environment, wildlife, protection, trafficking )

Cher
- 741 days ago - timescolonist.com
The U.S. government is stepping up its crackdown on the illegal trafficking of wild animal products across the nation's borders, saying some may be linked to terrorists, federal officials said Monday.
Vietnam Joins War Against Wildlife Trafficking
Offbeat  (tags: animals, environment, protection, wildlife, trafficking )

Cher
- 812 days ago - examiner.com
Vietnam Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung has issued a top-level directive to all key line ministries prioritizing enforcement (at all levels and across ministries) to "combat poaching and trafficking of African elephant ivory and rhino horn," and indicated
Chimps, Gorillas, Other Apes Being Lost to Trade
Offbeat  (tags: animals, environment, protection, wildlife, trafficking )

Cher
- 1186 days ago - nzherald.co.nz
The multibillion-dollar trade in illegal wildlife - clandestine trafficking that has driven iconic creatures like the tiger to near-extinction - is also threatening the survival of great apes, a new UN report says.
People Trafficking - Student Sex Slave Review
Offbeat  (tags: People, trafficking, Student, sex, slave, review )

Agnes
- 1717 days ago - perthnow.com.au
THE student visa program will be investigated after allegations of manipulation by the sex industry and people traffickers.
An End to Human Trafficking
Offbeat  (tags: Human, trafficking, suffering, bondage, prostitution, labor )

Tarequl
- 2042 days ago - theindependentbd.com
Elementary students across America are taught that slavery ended in the 19th Century. But, sadly, nearly 150 years later, the fight to end this global scourge is far from over.
Black Market Preys Upon US Captive Tigers
Offbeat  (tags: blsck market, tigers, disappearing in wild, trafficking, tragedy )

Simone
- 2056 days ago - animals.change.org
Next time you see someone wearing a tiger-tooth necklace or sitting on a tiger-skin rug, chew on this: that product might have come from the United States. Seem unrealistic? According to a new report by the World Wildlife Fund and TRAFFIC, the
Take Action!-Tell Village Voice Media to Stop Child Sex Trafficking on Backpage.Com
Offbeat  (tags: crime, humans, child, sex, abuse, trafficking, prostititution, protection, women, cruelity )

Agnes
- 2112 days ago - change.org
Child sex trafficking on Backpage.com, owned by Village Voice Media, is becoming a disturbing trend.
Man Kept Girl as Sex Slave for More Than a Decade
Offbeat  (tags: off-beat, humans, trafficking, sexual slavery, child, child sexual abuse )

Lady
- 2298 days ago - miamiherald.com
George Joseph England bought a 5-year-old girl in Vietnam and kept her as a sex slave for more than a decade, authorities said.And he kept raping the girl, as often as five times a week, impregnating her more than a half dozen times, prosecutors said.
Signs of Human Slavery (Interactive Map & Undercover Video)
Offbeat  (tags: off-beat, humans, trafficking, slavery, signs of, Interactive map, video )

Lady
- 2315 days ago - chron.com
Slavery at Maria Bonita Cantina.Houston's sex-for-hire scenario has played out for years in dimly lit bars, some specifically constructed to conceal sexual slavery with secret doors, hidden gates and camouflaged brothels, records show.
Haleigh's Dad, 4 Others Arrested After Drug Investigation
Offbeat  (tags: drugs, child, arrested, missing, crime, police, trafficking )

Tonya
- 2348 days ago - ocala.com
The father of a missing Putnam County girl and his ex-wife were among five people arrested Wednesday following a month-long investigation into trafficking in controlled prescription medications, the Putnam County Sheriff's Office reported.
Leading Child Protection Corporation Microsoft Donates Software to Fight Child Porn
Offbeat  (tags: business, children, crime, protection, safety, child porn, sexual explotation, trafficking )

Tonya
- 2372 days ago - humantrafficking.change.org
Microsoft has continued to cement their reputation as one of the leading corporations committed to fighting human trafficking and the sexual exploitation of children by donating software that will help remove child pornography from the Internet.
Ads Seek Ex-Soldiers for Smuggling Jobs
Offbeat  (tags: crime, bizarre, government, military, trafficking )

Julia
- 2983 days ago - reuters.com
GUATEMALA CITY (Reuters) - Guatemala is investigating radio advertisements seeking elite ex-soldiers, who have been known to work for drug cartels, to smuggle goods into Mexico, officials said on Thursday.
Mr. Potato Head in Australia Ecstasy Bust
Offbeat  (tags: drugs, trafficking, humans, interesting, crime )

Cathryne
- 3188 days ago - uk.news.yahoo.com
Customs officals in Australia said Thursday that they had discovered a large amount of ecstasy inside a Mr. Potato Head children's toy mailed to Sydney from Ireland. Customs said the toy was intercepted in a parcel at Sydney's international mail centre
 

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