Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Your Christmas decorations


  Who made your cheap Christmas decorations? Thousands of kids in other countries are exploited and forced to work 19 hours per day in dingy basements to make cheap Christmas decorations. They lack food and proper care. They are slaves. They are victims of human trafficking. 
   Make sure you don't buy these goods, or you will be supporting this dirty business. Why? Because these goods cross borders and oceans and end up close to your home. Being a  responsible consumer means not buying these items. 
Here is the video that explains this situation.

10 comments:

  1. Practically everything we purchase now comes from overseas, which is why it's so cheap. Clothes, decor, electronics-- hardly anything is made in America anymore. And when it's made overseas, we can't control the working conditions. Supposedly there are laws in place but who is going to police the situation when it's on the other side of the world?

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  2. No, there are no laws in place, Karen. Thanks for pointing it out. You reminded me that there is a petition I need to sign to convince them to pass the law that will ban child labor. The link leads to it at the bottom of the article. You can rest assured that I will not buy any of these Christmas decorations. I also like to support local business anyway.

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  3. This situation reminds me of Ursula Le Guin's short story "Those who walk away from Omelas".

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  4. Here is the link:
    http://educationenvoy.org/

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  5. Children´s slavery is a crime. I am against any kind of slavery. The whole world should really open the eyes and see what is going on .And more important,the world need to do something about it.ASAP.This is one more case in thousands of slavery.

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    1. Thanks for commenting, MS. I agree with you.

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  6. Julia: We make our own decorations and enjoy a traditional Christmas every year. It is a pity that children are even exploited during this time of peace on Earth.

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    1. Thanks, JJ! The idea of making them yourself is great. I love making Christmas decorations too.

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  7. I love that you have pointed this out. xx

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    1. Thanks for your support, Michelle.It is much appreciated. Take care.

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