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Grocery store shrimp linked to slavery, torture and murder on Thai fishing boats

What's behind the shrimp in our grocery store aisles? A lengthy investigation by the Guardian has uncovered almost unimaginable conditions on some Thai fishing boats connected to the global shrimp industry. Guardian reporter Kate Hodal broke the story and tells Carol, "daily life would be a horrifying, difficult experience" aboard ship. She describes summery executions, beatings, and even dismemberment....

What's behind the shrimp in our grocery store aisles? A lengthy investigation by the Guardian has uncovered almost unimaginable conditions on some Thai fishing boats connected to the global shrimp industry. Guardian reporter Kate Hodal broke the story and tells Carol, "daily life would be a horrifying, difficult experience" aboard ship. She describes summery executions, beatings, and even dismemberment.

Listen to Carol's interview with Guardian reporter Kate Hodal.

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