Children Work Congo Cobalt Mine So Democrats Can Feel Good About Electric Cars

by Steve MacDonald

Children in Congo forced to work in Cobalt minesDaily Mail and (Barbara Jones for The Mail on Sunday)

His name is Dorsen and he is one of an army of children, some just four years old, working in the vast polluted mines of the Democratic Republic of Congo, where toxic red dust burns their eyes, and they run the risk of skin disease and a deadly lung condition. Here, for a wage of just 8p a day, the children are made to check the rocks for the tell-tale chocolate-brown streaks of cobalt – the prized ingredient essential for the batteries that power electric cars.

In truth, anyone can drive an electric car, but Democrats poured billions down that hole under the presumption it was a green technology. There’s nothing green about the mining, the manufacturing, or the disposal of their blessed batteries. They are considered a hazardous good so transporting them is an expensive nightmare too.  And now we’ve got third world countries torturing children to cash in on the left’s electric car obsession.


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