Main image: FILE PHOTO: Workers look for trash in newly harvested cotton at a processing plant in Aksu, Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region, December 1, 2015. REUTERS/Dominique Patton REUTERS
Fantastic news. When minorities are persecuted and forced into slave labour, or re-education centres. I hope that other countries will follow suit. Wine also needs to banned.
‘US bans all cotton, tomato products from China’s Xinjiang region
United States Customs and Border Protection alleges the goods are made with forced labour from detained Uighur Muslims’.
Another link to the cotton industry in China.
Our distressed world. Are we going to listen? Have we learnt any lessons as our own lives have been ravaged by the virus? How have we felt sitting in cages, (our homes), looking out. Have we spared a thought for animals in captivity? This is their lives, except they have been taken out of their natural habitat and away from their families.
‘A grave and understated threat to life
Time and again, scientists, experts and environmentalists have warned that the Earth has reached a crucial tipping point — recent research from the World Wide Fund for Nature found the world’s wildlife populations have fallen by an average of 68% in just over four decades, with human consumption behind the devastating decline.We are in a sixth mass extinction, and humans are in the driving seat, having already wiped out hundreds of species and pushed many more to the brink of extinction through wildlife trade, pollution, habitat loss and the use of toxic substances’.
Yes, so the most destructive species, us, continue to survive as we continue to destroy earth. Eating wildlife, bats and pangolins, look what it’s done for us, let alone the horrible conditions in which the pangolins live before they are slaughtered for human consumption.
We like to be respected. Let’s respect the voiceless. We all have a place in this world.