Fighting Slavery by Shopping

At AASG, we receive a constant stream of inquiries asking what can be done by individuals to stop slavery. The citizens of New Zealand are just as outraged as Americans, and they’ve decided to take matters into their own hands.

Trade Aid, a fair trade organization, has led the way with their campaign “Slavery still exists, and you may be supporting it …” One of the campaign’s main initiatives is circulating a petition, which calls for “the government to make importation of slave made products illegal.”

According to a recent article, not one New Zealander has refused to sign. The petition, which carries tens of thousands of signatures, will be brought before Parliament on August 23, the day the UN marks for International Remembrance of the Slave Trade and its Abolition.

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