Fish are Good For You and Your Body- But Your Buying Them May Be Supporting Really Barbaric Practices in Thailand and Indonesia

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    Mar 27, 2015 6:53 PM GMT
    Yeah, they still have slavery in Thailand and Indonesia, and some of the slaves are catching the fish you buy. Something to ponder the next time you eat fish that comes from Indonesia or Thailand or you feed your cat canned fish catfood.

    The fish ends up in Walmart, Safeway, Kroger, Albertsons and other major food chains. One of the buyers of slave caught fish also owns Bumblebee and Chicken of the Sea tuna brands (although tuna would not be involved).

    http://bigstory.ap.org/article/b9e0fc7155014ba78e07f1a022d90389/ap-investigation-are-slaves-catching-fish-you-buy

    Funny, when you think of slavery, most people think of picking cotton. There is slavery today in India and a number of African countries, but they don't catch fish that I might eat.

    Rather than think I may be supporting these barbarians in Thailand and Indonesia, in the future I will only buy fish that I know come from Europe or the Americas. And I have bought my last can of tuna.
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    Mar 27, 2015 7:06 PM GMT

    We've been doing that for years HikerSkier, and I'm glad the media is finally running with it.
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    Mar 28, 2015 3:40 AM GMT
    As long as it's delicious, I don't care how I get my food. I feel the same way about blood diamonds. The bloodier, the better.
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    Mar 28, 2015 3:49 AM GMT
    Don't eat chocolate either.
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    Mar 28, 2015 3:55 AM GMT
    HikerSkier saidYeah, they still have slavery in Thailand and Indonesia, and some of the slaves are catching the fish you buy. Something to ponder the next time you eat fish that comes from Indonesia or Thailand or you feed your cat canned fish catfood.
    Does this include sushi? Cause if it does, keep them slaves working! Sushi is pricey enough as it is. icon_lol.gif
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    Mar 29, 2015 3:55 AM GMT
    CLTMike46 saidAs long as it's delicious, I don't care how I get my food. I feel the same way about blood diamonds. The bloodier, the better.

    Too bad you didn't get to eat at Idi Amin's table - you would have loved it. You're old enough - African tourism wasn't your thing at the time? The meat at his special dinners was supposed to be out of this world.
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    Mar 29, 2015 5:27 AM GMT
    paulflexes said
    HikerSkier saidYeah, they still have slavery in Thailand and Indonesia, and some of the slaves are catching the fish you buy. Something to ponder the next time you eat fish that comes from Indonesia or Thailand or you feed your cat canned fish catfood.
    Does this include sushi? Cause if it does, keep them slaves working! Sushi is pricey enough as it is. icon_lol.gif


    I don't think it involves sushi because there was a Scandinavian Show that had an episode on fresh Salmon that came from Norway and the Scandinavian countries to Japan overnight fresh and everything and well prepared.
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    Mar 29, 2015 5:29 AM GMT
    Thailand has bigger problems with child slavery where the children are sold to brothels and pimps to be prostitutes. If you ever hear of any single men going to Thailand for a vacation there's a good chance they're going there for the prostitutes.
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    Mar 29, 2015 6:31 AM GMT
    try buying at least north american….
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    Mar 30, 2015 1:29 PM GMT
    I heard about this on NPR yesterday. I had no idea. then again, I never really looked into where my food is coming from. very sad story icon_sad.gif