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Fishing of slaves on our plates. Let us stop the annihilation of human beings

Fishing of slaves on our plates. Let us stop the annihilation of human beings

c77a016c 09f3 4d01 8970 ff894c493a1bThe exploitation of people reduced to slavery could hide behind the supply of Thai shrimp to supermarkets around the world. Signs of giant retail chains – such as Walmart, Carrefour, Costco, Tesco, Aldi – may be the end point of a brutal and arbitrary violence against the Rohingya, stateless people persecuted in the Rakhine State of Burma, where they have stabilized.

The plight of the Rohingyas

Hunted and rejected everywhere, many Rohingyas are victims of human trafficking. Raped, killed or sold into slavery on fishing vessels in Thailand, providing shrimp and prawns to our stores. This was revealed by the petition launched on thepetitionsite.com and addressed to the UN Human Rights Council (UNHRC in English, United Nations Human Rights Council), in order for an intervention to stop this chain of suffering. 

Sign the petition

GIFT, Food Times and FARE adhere to the petition, inviting all their readers to support it – signing – and in turn spreading the information. In line with our primary guide value:

‘All food products, wherever they are located, must fully preserve the workers, trade unions and their rights, local communities and food sovereignty, the environment and animal welfare

Report and fight

In addition to expressing our outrage, we support the revolt.

These are our demands:

– The brands of canned fish based on the supply of the ‘fish of slaves’ must be published. ‘Name & Shame’;

– The heads of all of their top leaders – starting from the CEO of Global, who by definition ‘could not, not know’ – must be placed on the table of the accused, before being removed for good from their offices, their names – specifying the company and the role played – must be published on the register of perennial shame, to be established at the ILO (International Labor Organization)

– Exemplary damages of these sewers of crony-capitalism against the people affected must express multiple measurements of the total sales of the product lines affected by this massacre.

Meanwhile, and until compensation will not be actually carried out, we shall promote, and keep in place boycott actions of all products linked to multinationals of slavery.

 

Dario Dongo

 Founder of GIFT, Food Times, FARE