LUMIERE CHARITY HAS RECEIVED REPORT THAT CLASS ACTION LAWSUITS HAVE BEEN FILED AGAINST HERSHEY'S, NESTLE AND MARS IN CALIFORNIA, CLAIMING THE COMPANIES KNOWINGLY USE COCOA HARVESTED IN WEST AFRICA BY CHILD SLAVES, ALLEGED NEWS. 
The plaintiffs are reportedly seeking to have the packaging of the candy to say child slaves were involved, Alleged News.
The lawsuits reportedly cite an ongoing Tulane University Study, financed by the US Department of Labor, which estimates more than 4,000 children are forced to produce cocoa on Ivory Coast plantations: Alleged News. 
Child sold for $30
"To make matters worse, sometimes extremely poor people sell their own children into slavery for as little as $30," the complaint reportedly said.
"Children that are sometimes not even 10 years old carry huge sacks that are so big that they cause them serious physical harm," Alleged News. 
WHY NOT SIGN THE PETITION,
STOP FUNDING CHILD SLAVE MARKETS, ALLEGED NEWS:
 Did a Child Slave Make the Chocolate Bar You're Eating? Alleged News
 Courthouse News Service; Chocolate Giants Face Slave Labor Lawsuits, Alleged News
 Top Class Actions; Hershey, Nestle and Mars Sued in Child Slavery Class Action, Alleged News
With thanks to forcechange.com, aol.com, courthousenews.com and topclassactions.com