Cowan is hoping that more people join his cause in helping to eliminate slavery and human trafficking
While most cricketers choose to raise and donate funds to children charities or organisations centred around helping those less fortunate in the world, Australia opening batsman Ed Cowan has taken a stand against the growing trade of slavery and human trafficking by becoming an ambassador for Not For Sale.
Cowan noted that the issue of slavery and human trafficking is still a very serious one all across the world and added that people should not believe speculation that it has become a thing of the past.
Talking about the growing problem, Cowan stated that if he even mentioned the word slavery, the image formed in many peoples’ minds was that of the canefields in the 1800s to early 1900s.
While the canefields may have become a thing of the past, Cowan explained that there are still hundreds of thousands of people being held against their will and forced into industries that are not only degrading, but highly dangerous as well.
He added that these industries tend to thrive in developed countries, where the government and members of public are almost clueless of the dark underworld that exists since they are so preoccupied with their own lives.
Australia has had numerous cases of people being treated or made to work like slaves and Not For Sale have even put up a world map that allows people to highlight regions to view the number of reported slavery or human trafficking cases filed in an attempt to increase awareness across the globe.