Warner Bros. tries to make Harry Potter child slavery scandal disappear

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Mar 8, 2013, 12:33 PM EST

Harry Potter fans haven't been terribly pleased with Warner Bros., so the company decided to perform a little magic of its own. 

Back In January, we told you about a group of human rights activists, the Harry Potter Alliance, and how they'd given an "F" to Warner Bros. for, allegedly, using child labor to get the cocoa for Harry Potter-themed chocolates. At the time, Warner Bros. insisted they had conducted their own internal research and did not discover any ehtics violations. That research, however, was never aired publicly.

While the HPA hoped Warner would release their report, it seems the opposite has occurred. It has been discovered that the previously public ethical sourcing guidelines, the very standards Warner Bros. are meant to hold sacred, have been removed altogether from their website. The indictment here is that they're guilty of enabling child slavery, they know it, but they don't want to deal with it.

The Harry Potter Alliance even posted a short video concerning the change.


Now it's possible that the site containing the relevant ethical information has simply been moved and the website needs to be updated, but, frankly, it only adds more fuel to the fire that the findings contained within Warner Bros. ethical report should be released to the public.