In this paper I will show how through the use of a moral argument, the article titled “OR-7’s Sister Dies Grisly Death…..” is used to persuade the audience about the moral outrage being perpetrated upon the gray wolf population by the state of Idaho. I will show how the author uses the tactics of vilify and ennoble, melodrama, naming, god and devil terms, and the tragic frame to get this done. The use of the moral argument creates moral outrage in the audience, which polarizes the issue.
Veridian, Paul H., "Sounding the Horn: Howling About the Moral Outrage of the Politics of the Gray Wolf" (2015). Browse All Undergraduate research. Paper 40.