End Human Trafficking in the U.S.

End Human Trafficking in the U.S.

    1. Love Animals
    2. Petition by

      Love Animals

      Atlanta, GA

Human trafficking is modern-day slavery. Prevalent even in the United States, it's one of the fastest growing criminal industries in the world, and homeless youth are especially vulnerable.

Human trafficking subjects victims to violence, fraud and coercion for sexual exploitation or other forced labor.
There are hundreds of thousands of victims in the U.S., including scores of foreign nationals and internally trafficked minors involved in prostitution.

Criminal operators often target homeless children, and America's streets are teaming with dangerous predators -- brutal pimps, gangs and pornographers.

These human traffickers buy and sell children, stripping them of their freedom. Pledge to help end human trafficking in the United States by learning to identify victims and report incidents.

Learn the signs. A victim often:

* Exhibits injuries, withdrawn behavior, depression and/or fear.

* Is malnourished and/or inappropriately dressed.

* Shows signs of drug addiction.

* Demonstrates a sudden change in attire, behavior, or material possessions (for example, expensive items).

* Makes references to sexual situations that are beyond age-specific norms.

* Has a "boyfriend" or "girlfriend" who is noticeably older (10+ years).

* Demonstrates an inability to attend school on a regular basis.

* Chronically runs away from home or makes references to frequent travel to other cities.

* Lacks control over their schedule and/or identification documents.

How to respond:

* In the case of an immediate emergency in the U.S., call 911. In other countries, call your local emergency access number.

* If you know kids in danger of homelessness in the U.S., encourage them to call Covenant House's Nineline at 1-800-999-9999.

* You can report suspected trafficking crimes in the U.S. by calling the Human Trafficking Resource Center at 1-888-373-7888.


Sponsored by: Covenant House

Recent signatures


    Reasons for signing

      • over 4 years ago

      I have always felt strongly against human trafficking, but my strong feelings became this wild fire inside, when I came across Aaron Cohen and his work. It just took me and blew me away!

      • about 5 years ago

      Human Trafficking is discusting and needs to end. Period.

    • Kathi Salazar GAINESVILLE, FL
      • about 5 years ago

      When a person is taken from everything and everyone they love, that person will slowly begin to break. That person may begin to lose all sense of self, that is, if they were old enough to get to know who they even were. They lose their humanity. They become as empty and hollow as their captors. Think about how you would feel if there was no possible way to free yourself from the deplorable conditions theses so called human beings would keep you. If we continue to sit back and watch this happen, we may as well be destroying these peoples lives ourselves. 

      • about 5 years ago

      No one should be exploited and used to satisfy anothers "sick" needs. All decent people should stand up against this type of behavior.

    • Ron. Price PASADENA, TX
      • about 5 years ago

        a hungry kid  ( I have been there ) (and known many) will work, doing all the house chores, sex favores etc,for the chance to get good food,

       and many will be upset about your exsposing the sytems set up on how to get a decent meal,

        I signed the petetion


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