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Shrimp farming in Thailand often comes at the cost of human lives

This picture taken on February 25, 2010

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This picture taken on February 25, 2010 shows migrant workers from Cambodia at work on a fishing boat in Mahachai, on the outskirts of Bangkok.

Shrimp is the most popular seafood consumed in the United States, but until recently, little has been known in detail about human rights violations in Thailand involving fisheries linked to shrimp production.

Workers have been enslaved, forced to work long hours under inhumane conditions, and beaten or killed for their refusal or rebellion.

Felicity Lawrence is a special correspondent for The Guardian and took part in a six month investigation on the inhumane treatment of enslaved workers in Thailand. She joins us to share her findings and what consumers can do to help.


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