NEW YORK, Feb. 22, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Author Lucia Mann, has released her book inspired by true events, "Rented Silence." She hopes to bring awareness and advocacy towards Human Trafficking policies.
She has also written an open op-ed letter discussing this modern-day problem:
Excuse my lack of elegance when I say that the statistics on modern-day slavery galvanize me to spit nails! According to the United Nations 37 million people are enslaved worldwide. That's twice the number of people who were enslaved during the 400 years that transatlantic slavers trafficked humans to work in the Americas.
I have survived modern-day slavery. My troubling history has inspired me to spend the better part of my life resting my rigid palm on the stubborn face of denial and directing its head toward the image of slavery crimes. And present day newspaper headlines only fuel my fire:
- Rescued Girls in Metro Detroit Human Trafficking Bust 12-17 years old
- 21 Human Trafficking Arrest in Orlando
- Human Trafficker Bust in Puget Sound...
We are in the midst of a lethal epidemic perpetrated by unconscionable individuals who are driven by the darkest forces: greed and depravity. Profits from human trafficking surpass those made in the drug trade and other criminal activities. An astonishing fact: Approximately $280,000 can be made per year by a human trafficker ... per victim! Ludwig "Tarzan" Fainberg, a convicted trafficker, stated: "You can buy a woman for as little as $50 and make your money back in five minutes. Then everything else is profit." For years to come.
Can current and future victims be saved from the heinous trade of human flesh? Yes! To combat this evil epidemic we must challenge Worldwide Governmental Officials to take action. Petition Law Makers to pass mandatory life sentences (without parole) for human traffickers. Challenge Social Media moguls to open their wallets and dedicate a portion of their profits to bringing the hope of freedom to those who are cruelly enslaved. Protect Internet followers from the dangers lurking behind your cyberspace walls. A detailed file on how law-abiding citizens can help prevent loved ones from suffering is available my Web site: www.luciamann.com
Sadly, we are a culture of pervasive silence when it comes to crimes against humanity. We have been complacent and afraid to step out of our comfort zones. But today is a new day. It is time to act. We cannot wait for another human being to suffer at the hands of greedy criminal thugs. You may think it could never happen to you or your loved ones. But you are wrong! It happened to me, and it could happen to someone you love!
Lucia Mann, Humanitarian, anti-human trafficking activist, award winning author, and former journalist.
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