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Allison Skelton & Jenna Platz


English 12 B (3)
Mr. Gross
16 May 2014

Human Trafficking
Not many people today could imagine a life of being human trafficked. They are taken
from home as a child and used and abused for other peoples pleasure and pain. Human
trafficking must be prohibited throughout the world. Too many people are taken today and are
human trafficked around the world. Innocent people are sold for sex, and forced to work in
sweatshops and in horrible environments. Every person in this world is entitled to basic rights.
Human Trafficking is immoral and disrespectful to individuals who are forced to be sold for sex.
Jails and prisons are overcrowded and many of these criminals are being let out on bail. People
convicted of human trafficking deserve the death penalty. The men and women who are
trafficking people usually argue that it is okay for the purpose that they are making a lot of
money and it helps with their expenses. If human trafficking is ceased it will save numerous
innocent lives.

Too many people are taken today and are human trafficked. Around the world there are
approximately 20 to 30 million slaves (Facts About Trafficking 1). Human Trafficking affects
people all around the world, including the United States. Millions of women, children and men
are forced to be sold for sex, forced to work in unhealthy factories. Human Trafficking violates
the basic human rights and the right to be free. These people are forced to do something they
absolutely despise and they will never be able to do what they want to do. Trafficking is very
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immoral and disrespectful to every human being that has to be forced to be sold. The women and
young girls are sold for sex and the men and young boys have to work in unhealthy factories
where they are constantly harassed and sometimes even beaten. Human Trafficking needs to be
illegal across the world to save these innocent people who deserve to live their own life.

Innocent people are sold for sex, and forced to work in sweatshops and in horrible
environments. Human Trafficking is extremely immoral and very disrespectful to the wholesome
individuals who are forced to be sold for sex and to work in unpleasant conditions. Women and
young children are forced to sell their bodies which include pornography, prostitution and being
held in unmarked brothels. Sex tourism which is traveling and vacationing for the purpose of
having sex is a billion dollar business that encourages sexual exploitation in women and in
young girls. Many of the sex tours focus more on younger girls. They are marked specifically to
pedophiles who prey on innocent children and for men who believe that having sex with a virgin
or with young girls will cure sexual transmitted diseases, but these men actually spread the virus
and HIV to the tender and innocent girls. Mostly men and young boys are forced to work in
harsh sweatshops. These men have to work sixty to eighty hours per week in very unsafe work
environments. Workers are intimidated, harassed, beaten and are forced to work in very
dangerous and unhealthy environments, even while they are ill. Trafficking humans is very
immoral and disrespectful to every person who is forced into these harsh punishment.

Every person in this world is entitled to basic rights. Everyone has the right to life,
liberty and security of person. No one shall be held in slavery or servitude; slavery and the slave
trade shall be prohibited in all their forms. (Universal Declaration Of Human Rights 1) These
are the principles to human rights that every person in this world is free to have. When young
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children and adults are trafficked among the countries, they do not have these rights anymore and
are stripped away from ever being free or having the life and liberty they deserve. These victims
will never be able to live their life normal again. They are forced to live under the rules of their
master and do whatever they say. People that are trafficked will never have the right to life and
liberty and the freedom to do what they wish.

Human Trafficking is immoral and disrespectful to individuals who are forced to be sold
for sex. Immoral is defined as violating moral principles; not conforming to the patterns of
conduct usually accepted or established as consistent with principles of personal and social ethics
(Douglas 1). Victims of human trafficking that are forced to be sold for the sex slave trade are
disrespected completely. When another man comes and goes, over and over again, doing as he
pleases it degrades the victim. Hurting them making them feel at the bottom of the food chain.
Some people ask why they do not just run away, and find help, but they can not do that. They
feel weak because of the way they are treated. These people who organize the crime will sell the
women out of there homes, in places nobody would have thought that this would be going on.
The disrespect that is done to these men, women, and children must come to a stop.


Jails and prisons are overcrowded and many of these criminals are being let out on bail.
These terrifying criminals from murder to rape are being let back out on the streets on bail. Jails
are full of criminals so the excuse is to let them go free while they make a profit off of it, when
really they should just be put to death. Among nearly 300,000 prisoners released in 15 states in
1994, 67.5% were rearrested within 3 years (Recidivism 1). A study of prisoners released in
1983 estimated 62.5% (1). In California at year-end 2012, 88% of inmates had a current or prior
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violent or serious felony conviction, and 16% were registered sex offenders (Grattet 1). Simply
eliminating these criminals could help cease human trafficking throughout the world.

People convicted of human trafficking deserve the death penalty. Genesis 9:6 Whoever
sheds mans blood, By man his blood shall be shed, For in the image of God He made man.
(Genesis 1). Rape victims within human trafficking are unable to have a physical relationship
with a significant other because of past events and trauma that took place in their life. It leaves
scars on both the mind and the heart. Forgetting what happened is nearly impossible. These
victims deal with this through their entire life and it can destroy somebody completely.
"Immanuel Kant said it best. He said a society that is not willing to demand a life of somebody
who has taken somebody else's life is simply immoral. So the question really... when the system
works and when you manage to identify somebody who has done such heinous evil, do we as a
society have a right to take his life? I think the answer's plainly yes. And I would go with Kant
and I would say it is immoral for us not to." (Kozinski 1). The criminal should be penalized with
the death penalty. Nothing can make those events go away and justice must be served.

The men and women who are trafficking people usually argue that it is okay for the
purpose that they are making a lot of money and it helps with their expenses. Human Trafficking
is a multi-billion dollar industry that helps pay the slave traders and the people that are
profoundly involved in the business. It is said that they make around 36 billion dollars a year,
and that is untaxed dollars (Do Something 1). To them, they think this business is something
profitable, something that is worth forcing people to become sex slaves, to work for pennies a
day in terrible factories where they are harassed and sometimes beaten. To those men human
trafficking is worth every dollar.
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Not very many people could imagine having a life of being human trafficked. Victims
are taken from home as children and used and abused for other peoples pleasure and pain.
Human trafficking must be prohibited throughout the world, anyone convicted of human
trafficking must receive the death penalty. There are a numerous amount of people that are taken
and trafficked today. Innocent humans are sold for sex, and forced to work in sweatshops and in
horrible work oriented environments. Every person in this world is entitled to the basic human
rights. Human Trafficking is immoral and disrespectful to individuals who are forced to be sold
for sex. Jails and prisons are overcrowded and many of these criminals are being let out on bail.
People convicted of human trafficking deserve the death penalty. The men and women who are
trafficking people usually argue that it is okay for the purpose that they are making a lot of
money and it helps with their expenses. If the people creating the organized crime of human
trafficking know that they could be facing the death penalty it will save numerous innocent lives.

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