I was talking to a Spacelane Patrol agent yesterday, and he hired a couple of us to go out and dismantle a small slaver ring. Now, being a good state capitalist, I understand the value of inexpensive labor. Or Amarr allies (at the State level) use slaves, although our State never has trafficked in sentients. Sansha slavers raid civilized systems for slaves, making a hefty profit, so I never pass up an opportunity to shut them down. We probably counter-raided a dozen or so sites where they were congregating and took out numerous ships and we confiscated a viral agent they had been threatening to use. We also took out several slave pens and bunkers used by them, rescuing many civilians through our efforts, including some VIPs for which the agent had been tasked with locating. The Sansha slavers will be back, they always are, but as long as there are a few of us good State pilots willing to take them on, our region of space will be safe from them. Plus, there is always a profit to be made in salvaging their destroyed ships.