Saturday July 20, 2013, 4:26 am
So signed!!!!!!!!!! Thanks Chrissy for posting and David for forwarding in the "Slavery Today" group! Join it and make a difference for millions of people with no voice in society.
Sunday July 21, 2013, 5:46 am
My father was a free child laborer in this country, the USA.The tanning factory use to dump their toxic waste direct into Lake Charlavoix.Bay still turns orange today if the winds are strong enough from the right direction.Done before there was a EPA.If the men didn't meet quate of hides They Did Not Even Get Paid for the work they hides they did do.So my grandfoather had to bring in his kids to work in that filthy dirty unsafe place like the rest of the guys.
Just recent history, but it does explain why they started unions and the government started the Environmental Protection Agancy.
Sunday July 21, 2013, 11:46 pm
My father was from upstate Maine. When it was time to harvest the potatoes, the schools would close. Everyone would help with the harvest, everyone. Nearly a half century later, the harvest is done by machine. The children stay in school. I do not know if this is the same or a similar situation. But, it did my father no harm to pick potatoes with the rest of the community. When these people get to where the children are not needed to help support the community, they , too, will stay in school. I did sign the petition. Cargill needs to help these communities out of the profits they make from their labors. Firestone does this in Africa where they have rubber plantations.
Sunday July 21, 2013, 11:49 pm
CEO's who pretend that they werent aware of who did what at their co's should be fired without any renumeration,that should make them sit up & pay attention! Whilst evry1 is trying to do away with child abuse/labour/slavery etc these greedy morons couldnt care less. Punishment should include the CEO put out to work at these horrendous places for no less than five years in the same condition that these kids are made to work in. Also hit where it hurts most: Boycott products that uses child labour.