As an ambassador for anti-slavery, I Emma Smith, do not need to argue the wrongfulness of slavery for, as stated by Fredrick Douglass in 1852, “there is not a man beneath the canopy of heaven who does not know that slavery is wrong”. On numerous occasions I have witnessed the horror firsthand. I have watched as the statistics continue to exponentially increase. And I have inevitably visited the graves of …show more content…
The slavery industry is growing however, this is one industry which must not benefit from growth. You have heard the statistics and you have heard the facts but now is the time for change. No longer can countries, such as Africa, continue to economically exploit the vulnerable and companies must not resort to the use of child slave labour in order to keep prices competitive. I have called for change and I can now only hope that this will be achieved. Thank you for your time and I plead that the next time you take a bite from your favourite chocolate bar do not think of the taste nor the calories but think of the lives that have been lost to produce the product held in your own hands.
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