Today, as 12 Years a Slave opens in theaters nationwide, a new report identifies that 30 million people on this planet are currently enslaved
About half of the people are in India with the rest in every country on the planet.
10 countries accounted for 76 percent of the 29.8 million people living in slavery: India, China, Pakistan, Nigeria, Ethiopia, Russia, Thailand, the Democratic Republic of Congo, Myanmar and Bangladesh.
This is manifested by sex workers, those indentured and born into slavery, as well as work exploitation, which include children.
The study by The Walk Free Foundation discovered that it was not extreme poverty, which created these horrific conditions but rather corrupt governments and insufficient laws.
The small nation of Mauritania in West Africa has the highest proportion of slavery with 5% of the population suffering in some type of bondage.
No nation is immune to this problem.
If the United States feels the need to be a leader in war and invasions, then it is morally incumbent for the US to stand up against human bondage, exploitation, and the practice of sexual mercenaries who also force women into forced marriages as well as prostitution.
Some people are born into such a life.
This is a crime problem in which the people leading the countries are the thugs.
For all those faith driven Americans, sincere or otherwise, here is a tragedy that must be eliminated.