to be honest it's not often I am shocked by the news. Moved, upset, angry, but rarely shocked. The World at One had a report today about traffickers moving in on areas of Asia affected by the tsunami, targetting orphaned children. I work for an organization where I deal with stories about all manner of horrors but surely this is about as low as you can get. What ON EARTH motivates someone like that.
When we lived in Indonesia there were frequent stories like this in the press, you could buy a baby for a mere $35 if you knew where to go. The more western-looking a baby was, the more money it could be sold for. I was so shocked and incredibly sad, I had no idea that sort of thing went on.