Super-cheap shrimp is imported from Thailand by a number of popular American companies. As for the low shrimp price, migrant workers who pull off the whole production process are in slavery, working in conditions resembling Nazi Germany, being tortured both mentally and physically, while working for zero pay 20 hours a day. Can you imagine the amounts of imported shrimp that’s been processed by slaves, including child slaves? Walmart and Costco are just some of the corporations contributing to this, buying and selling slave-labor shrimp exported from Thailand annually at lowest possible prices. Thus it shouldn’t come as a surprise that Walmart and Costco are such “successful” businesses. Think only what else they are buying that’s produced by slaves who work in less than humane conditions 20-hour days for no pay. Possibly wine?!
Expensive television advertising costs and slave labor
Considering what’s mentioned in the previous article, it’s more than obvious how these powerful corporations have the funds for regular TV advertisements. Plus, think about what these multimillion companies are in truth doing to America, supporting the slave market, similar to Nazi Germany 75 years ago. Does it make you a criminal if you know about criminal activity and still give the culprits your money?
It’s now clear where the actual advertising income derives from — by selling extra-cheap shrimp, which is FARM-BRED, fed toxic non-edible seafood and processed by tortured slaves. So, it doesn’t come as a surprise that these massive American corporations can afford to advertise, during prime time or during the Superbowl, and have billboards near every major highway exit, and full-page/full-color ads on the back page of newspapers.
J.D. Heyes of Natural News reported:
According to a 2013 report by the Environmental Justice Foundation (EJF) titled “The Hidden Cost: Human Rights Abuses in Thailand’s Shrimp Industry” Thailand is the largest exporter of shrimp in the world, with more than 392,000 tons exported in 2011; 46% of which hit the U.S. market. Thailand also accounts for over 10% of Europe’s total shrimp imports.
“The shrimp industry is heavily reliant on migrant workers, many of whom are trafficked and face arduous journeys before having to endure abusive conditions in Thailand’s exploitative shrimp factories,” the report said. “Due to a desire to keep costs as low as possible, major exporting companies often subcontract to external pre-processing facilities. These facilities, also referred to as ‘peeling sheds’, remove the heads, veins and hard shell of shrimp and prepare it for secondary or value-added processing. This pre-processing stage of production is the most labor-intensive and least regulated aspect of an otherwise sophisticated supply chain. This informal nature makes it particularly prone to poor working conditions, breaches of national and international labor standards, child and forced labor, exploitation and abuse.”
Pricing shrimp on the “open market”
Walmart shrimp is imported from Thailand.
Get your slavery shrimp right here, extra-large, farm-raised, raw, peeled and de-veined! (www.walmart.com)
This review was taken from Walmart’s website — dated 05/19/2014: “Purchased 5 packages of this shrimp and so far have used 3. The first 2 had exactly 22 shrimp in the packages. Not quite the 26 minimum I was expecting. The third package had just 20. Now I’ve got a problem. I’m getting nearly 30% less than I expected from the package. Very dissatisfied.”
So taking all into account, Walmart can’t even decently sell ‘slavery shrimp’ without depriving the customer of some pieces?
Costco shrimp is imported from Thailand.
SeaMazz “prime” shrimp are farm-raised and a product of Thailand as well.
Are you price shopping or “value” shopping?
This is a customer review from Costco’s website: “I eagerly tried it. It’s made of shrimp, but it doesn’t really taste like shrimp, because so much of the normal taste that one enjoys of shrimp is the texture that one gets from individual shrimps. I tried varied things, and then tossed the rest of the box (more than 80 percent).”
You still have some options when it comes to keeping shrimp on your menu. As shrimp is the number one seafood in America, from shrimp cocktail and shrimp dip to shrimp scampi, you’ll find it in a majority of sushi rolls and as sashimi. However, destroying ocean life and mangrove habitats is devastating. If you add some toxic industry pollution, slave labor and Fukushima cesium-137 radiation to this, imagine how this shrimp will taste after you consume it. You’d better avoid all farm-raised shrimp and boycott all imported wild shrimp from your grocery list and your restaurant choices. Always consider biodiversity and humanity every time you opt for seafood from now on. In addition, for organic, sustainable foods, consult the following resource: