Child Slavery: The Truth Behind Chocolates

Child slaves toils for producing Chocolate with punishments as pay

The bitter truth about your favorite chocolate bar is downright shocking – unpaid, without food, beaten children made them for you. These trapped children are the main reason candies are so cheap.

Class action lawsuits filed on Monday against Mars, Nestle and The Hershey Company has brought this ugly truth to the surface. These three makers of your favorite chocolate control over 60% of the produced candies all over the world and source their raw material from West Africa.

The cacao plant for making chocolates is harvested and processed by unfortunate little children, who work without pay. They live in slavery, often go without food. These hapless workers are also severely malnourished and are forced to urinate and defecate in cups, leaves and roofs.

Our delicious indulgence comes from these trapped workers who spend most of their life in unacceptably harsh conditions and in constant fear. Each little poverty-stricken child slave costs $30 – it is why chocolate companies are able to give away candies for dirt cheap prices.

Any strong soul who desires to escape from the cruel life is beaten for months until they submit or break – whipping is the level zero of punishments.

The chocolate makers Nestle, Mars and The Hershey’s company surprisingly are completely ignorant of this fact and they plead innocence. A congressional action a few years back ordered that chocolates should carry a “slave free” label, similar to the “organic” ones.

The bill gained immediate approvals and was welcomed, but the chocolate makers interrupted and promised to take over the matter into their own hands, vowing to abolish such dark practices by 2005.

But it’s 2015 now, and 51% more kids now carry unbearable loads of cacao, beaten and whipped, from dawn to dusk with nothing in return.

“These companies should not turn a blind eye to known human rights abuses,” reads the law suit filed, in hope that the hapless plight and heartless secret behind chocolates will be abolished soon.

It is heart burdening to know a child slave made our chocolate bars. Let us know what you think in the comments below.

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