Ashton Kutcher Talks Human Trafficking with the Senate

This looks like a dream!
Recently, Ashton Kutcher spoke in front of the Senate regarding the anti-human trafficking organization, Thorn, of which he is co-founder. “I’m here today to defend the right to pursue happiness…It’s bestowed upon all of us by our Constitution…But the right to pursue happiness for so many is taken away and sold for the momentary happiness of another.”

He gave senators several ideas to end the trade in humans, including adaptable technology and steps to protect vulnerable refugees. With tears in his eyes, Kutcher pressed the importance of using good technology to battle technology that facilitates human trafficking. He recommended addressing the “pipelines” to trafficking–taking a deeper look at the foster care system, which he says is a “breeding ground” for abuse, and providing better assistance for vulnerable refugees.

Kutcher also told stories of victims he has had direct contact with. He told the Senate about the time the Department of Homeland Security called Thorn as their last hope in saving a seven-year-old girl who had been raped to make child pornography for three years. “We were the last line of defense. An actor and his foundation were the potential last line of defense.”

You can view the full video of Kutcher’s presentation here.

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