Some of the traps that traffickers use are physical. They keep their victims in squalor, in small, fetid rooms or closets, or even huts. Or worse, in cages outdoors like an animal. Some use traps like drug addictions, beatings, and threats. In some places, other things being illegal exacerbates the problem, allowing a trafficker that much more control over the victim, tricking them into believing that neither family, friends, nor the law, can help them out of their situation. The only way to help those in need is to shine a light into these dark places and help the victims escape.