People traded and treated like livestock – or worse.

It’s age-old and it’s as tragic as any story imaginable. When Maddie McCann disappeared in 2007,  the theory of people being kidnapped and sold was thrust into the Western world’s consciousness. Just as quickly however it was drowned out by the morally superior detractors of the McCann family.

Trading in people is a continued threat in many parts of the world. A quick search online shows it to be happening in Islamabad, the UK, throughout Europe, Asia, across the globe.

This CNN video provides a brief glimpse at the exchange of human life and liberty for a sum of money. The interview and story takes place at Goree Island, off Senegal, with the custodian of the House of Slaves. Goree Island was central to the region’s slave trade.

It’s an interesting story.