I didn't think I would have to re-clarify my point here, but I guess I do: Slavery is practically non existent in the west actively due to laws prohibiting human slavery.
Illegal gun trades use to be at the top of the list, and now it's slavery. Slavery still takes place in the western world. I mean, when you retire you get your retirement fund from the government right? That is then pretty much saying we've owned you and your right by working in society and paying tax.
Hyperbole much? That's not slavery at all. I think that is insulting to actual slaves living in the world today, to equate pensioners with them. A pensioner can move to another country if they so please, I doubt a slave can leave the house they are trapped in before their slaver commands it.
There is also a ridiculous argument going around that 'because some slavery still exists', it was 'pointless to abolish it'. Why not make murder legal then? It still seems to be happening anyway.
Who's arguing that?