What makes Bikers Against Trafficking (BAT) unique is that we don't simply talk about making a difference we MAKE a difference. Through our strategic partnerships we are able to help extricate those stuck in the life, provide counseling, build awareness, supply resources and provide housing for those who have survived being trafficked. We also have specialized partners that work behind the scenes to eliminate the demand side. We believe we are to make a difference by getting involved!
Modern-day slavery, or human trafficking exists whenever people are bought and sold for forced labor, organs, forced marriage and commercial sex. Around the world, there are an estimated 40 million slaves today. Human sex trafficking has been reported in all provinces in Canada, all Countries in the world and in 50 U.S. states. The number of people being sex trafficked in the United States is estimated to be 1.5 million people as of today. Most who are trafficked in the US are US citizens, the average age is 11, and the average lifespan is 7 years. (Canada is just now getting good stats but knows there are over 17,000 at present, 93% of who are Canadian citizens). According to UNICEF, every 2 minutes a child is taken into slavery around the world and in the United States we know that a child is taken into slavery every 2.5 hours. (see our statistics and source page for more information)
Bikers are invaluable in the fight against this heinous crime. As the eyes and ears of our communities you are in a unique position to spot traffickers who seek to exploit human beings for sex and to see their victims and then DO something about it. We are forming Chapters around the world and seeking to build an army who want to do more than "talk" about things. A group of people who want to role up their sleeves and make a difference.
Rainey is the Executive Director of Healing Place and International Vice-President of Bikers Against Trafficking. She is an Addiction and Clinical Trauma Therapist, Biker & survived a lifetime of being trafficked. She is a passionate advocate for freedom!
Doc is the International President of BAT and the Chairman of the Board. He is a licensed mental health counselor, master certified addiction counselor, AMHCA Diplomate with a specialist in trauma counseling, biker, pastor and abolitionist. Doc has also survived years of abuse and traume. And Yes, and he has a doctoral degree in therapy.
Tex is the IT dude of the group. You can always find him making a difference somewhere and in most cases it is with a premium cigar in his hand.
Flip is everywhere. A great guy who seeks to build connections with everyone, who plans events throughout the world and is in charge of raising the funds for housing. Way to go!!!
Foldy is our Canada Director and President of the Foothills Chapter. If you are interested in starting a chapter in Canada let us know.
The Professor is our Sergeant at Arms and heads up our Legislative Outreach. He is a Guardian at Litem and a master of all trades. You can reach the Professor at Randy
One of our newest members, Radar is a self-defense expert, organizational genius and the President of the Space Coast chapter.