Persuasive Essay On Human Trafficking

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“Human trafficking, a form of modern-day slavery occurs everyday around the globe and within the borders of the United States” (McClain and Garrity 243). One of the leading issues in combating human trafficking is identifying the victims. Furthermore, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ National Human Trafficking Resource Center (NHTRC) web site has created a campaign to “raise awareness and combat human trafficking” (NHTRC 411). The NHTRC has successfully created a series of posters by the slogan known as “Look Beneath the Surface”. The campaign is aimed to educate “equipped workers such as law enforcement officers, social service workers and medical personnel to identify victims” (NHTRC 411). Thus, the campaign “Look Beneath…show more content…
When looking at an advertisement such as this with a young boy working in the fields, creates a great sense of sadness and pity for the child. Also, many people don’t realize that “the majority of victims are domestically trafficked- meaning they are forced into labor for another’s profit” (McClain and Garrity 243). Furthermore, the NHRTC states the following, “you are vital because you may be the only outsider with the opportunity to speak with the victim,” which causes a public service member to feel heart-broken about the victim (NHRTC 410). However, the advertisement also gives a sense of hope to someone, who reports the victim of human trafficking. For example, “there are safe housing, health, immigration, food, income, employment, legal and interpretation services available to victims, but they must be found” (NHRTC 410). After reading that statement gives someone a piece-of-mind knowing that the victim is going to get the help that they need. Ultimately, due to the incorporation of pathos in the advertisement the hearts of the public have finally been won over by “rescuing and restoring” the lives of the victims (NHRTC…show more content…
by integrating logos within their advertisement. For example, in this advertisement the NHRTC added facts in order to demonstrate to the public, the reality of human trafficking in the United States. For someone who has seen this advertisement before, what captures the audience’s attention is the disturbing fact disclosing that “human trafficking is modern-day slavery” (NHRTC 410). As a member of the audience, it’s very frightening and unpleasant to read a statement that reveals that something as disturbing as human trafficking exist in today’s world. Another, disturbing fact of the advertisement is “a victim of trafficking may look like many of the people you see everyday,” making it difficult for public service members to identify a victim of human trafficking (NHRTC 410). “Consequently, identifying and assisting victims is one of the greatest challenges” (McClain and Garrity 244). Also, it is estimated that in the U.S. alone there is “between 14,500 and 17,500 individuals are trafficked annually, and of those victims very few are known to be males” and “more than half of all victims of forced labor are women and girls” (McClain and Garrity 244). Consequently, human trafficking is only going to continue to proliferate, until public service members decide to join the common cause. Logos within the advertisement, appeals to the sense of logic of the public service members by actively involving

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