Startling New Report from the AP Reveals Horrifying Modern-Day Slavery in Shrimp Processing

Screen Cap via AP

Screen Cap via AP

A startling new report from the AP sheds some light on the deplorable conditions that many Burmese migrants face in the Thai shrimp industry. The report has traced dozens of shrimp brands sold in the United States to shrimp sheds that use Burmese laborers who barely make a living (or are not paid at all) and are forced to work in terrible conditions. The sheds also use child laborers that are only referred to by numbers. One worker said that he would be shot if he didn’t keep working.

Watch the full investigative report after the jump…

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