In 2011, the Sister Wives Blog started out as a place to talk about the TLC reality show "Sister Wives", Kody Brown and his wives Christine, Robyn, Meri and Janelle. Today we not only discuss the show, we discuss Polygamy in our society, and the public perceptions of the Mormon Religion. We discuss "Polygamy USA" and will be covering "My 5 Wives."
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I simply don't see how anyone does not know something about the abuse going on. This is a must see, must read.
WARREN JEFFS CHILD LABOR?
Gary Tuchman reports on a tip about convicted
polygamist Warren Jeffs's sect having FLDS children harvest pecans
instead of attending school.
(Courtesy of CNN)
This is a response from K. Dee Ignatin, Founder & Executive Director at Americans Against Abuses of Polygamy.
Dear Attorney General Shurtleff,
According to a recent report by CNN's Gary Tuchman, the FLDS is removing
minor children from school to, in many cases, travel across state
lines, for the purpose of laboring long hours on a pecan farm,
harvesting nuts. Also according to this report, the children are
performing these agricultural job functions for no pay. While federal
child labor laws do allow minor children to perform this type of work
during non school hours on family owned farms, they
specifically prohibit children under 14 from such activities during
school hours on non family owned farms.
It appears from information brought to light in this report that the
owner of this farm has been buying this child labor from the FLDS for
years. It also appears that the owner of the farm is fully aware that
children as young as 4-5 years old are being used for this labor,
while unpaid. It was also obvious during the report that many of these
minor children were being transported unsecured en masse in the backs of
pick up trucks, with very little adult supervision or regard for their
safety. Witnesses on the surrounding properties also said the children
were frequently seen toiling at this labor in frigid conditions, close
I respectfully request that your office respond to these developments
and take steps to stop this illegal use of child labor and possibly
dangerous human trafficking of children across state lines in unsafe
If Warren Jeffs, who is serving a life sentence for the sexual assault
of children here in Texas, has been giving orders to use this exploitive
child labor for his personal financial benefit from his prison cell, it
may be time to ask Texas authorities to review whether he is in
violation of his communication privileges, again.
We respectfully ask for a written response, detailing what actions your
office intends to pursue, now that these child labor violations have
been brought to light.