Halloween is filled with ghouls, goblins, witches and vampires but among the scariest of things you will see is all of that candy. What is so scary about a delicious Butterfinger you ask? Thousands of children are enslaved in Africa harvesting cocoa beans that make the chocolate you pass out and indulge in on Halloween.
According to an article done by GOOD.com, U.S. chocolate manufacturers have claimed they are not responsible for the conditions on cocoa plantations, since they don’t own them. But if they are not responsible than who is? According to the article the International Labor Rights Fund has sued the U.S. government for failing to enforce laws prohibiting the import of products made with child labor. Products that companies like Hershey, Mars and Nestle use. Products that you buy and give to your children. So who is responsible?
It is incredibly simple to avoid buying these products. Below is a link which includes a list of chocolate and candy that hasn’t come at the cost of an enslaved child… Thank you to GOOD.com for a fabulous article and list of these treats.