The Real Reason Why People Poach Endangered Species By Kara Segedin's Article: Article Analysis

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The Other Side of Poaching Poaching has decimated endangered species and has driven certain animals to the brink of extinction. This form of hunting has caused animals like The West African Black Rhino and the Pyrenean Ibex to go extinct. Some believe people illegally hunt these animals for profit and sport; however, an article on the BBC puts this belief into question. In the article “The Real Reason Why People Poach Endangered Species” the author, Kara Segedin, states that some of the poachers are killing the animals to feed their families. Segedin uses a South African filmmaker, James Walsh, to further her points of poachers motives for illegally hunting animals. The use of Walsh in the article helps build credibility, being as Walsh had conducted his own investigation into the motives behind poaching and has met with former poachers. By using ethos, logos, and …show more content…
The use of Walsh helped build up the author 's credibility through the analysis he had conducted in examination of ex poachers motives and reasonings behind poaching. Interviewing the ex poachers provided first hand accounts for their motives for poaching. Walsh interviews teachers trying to combat poaching through educating the children of the endangered species. However, educating the kids of poaching might do little as some of the reasonings for poachers hunting endangered wildlife was due to unemployment in their communities, and the necessity of food. Because some of the people in the community have children, they would have to find some way to feed them, even if it means killing an endangered species. The fact that some of the poachers have to resort to extremes would make the reader sympathize with them for resorting to such drastic measures. Through the use ethos, logos, and pathos, Segedin effectively persuades the reader to have compassion for the poachers, as most only poach to feed

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