I think this boils down to a question of semantics. So, clearly, we need a DICTIONARY!
moral: mor·al noun plural noun: morals
1. a lesson, especially one concerning what is right or prudent, that can be derived from a story, a piece of information, or an experience.
"the moral of this story was that one must see the beauty in what one has"
synonyms: lesson, message, meaning, significance, signification, import, point, teaching "the moral of the story"
2. a person's standards of behavior or beliefs concerning what is and is not acceptable for them to do.
"the corruption of public morals"
synonyms: moral code, code of ethics, (moral) values, principles, standards, (sense of) morality, scruples
"he has no morals"
ethics: eth·ics ˈeTHiks/ noun plural noun: ethics; noun: ethics
1. moral principles that govern a person's behavior or the conducting of an activity.
"medical ethics also enter into the question"
synonyms: moral code, morals, morality, values, rights and wrongs, principles, ideals, standards (of behavior), value system, virtues, dictates of conscience
"your so-called newspaper is clearly not burdened by a sense of ethics"
the moral correctness of specified conduct.
"many scientists question the ethics of cruel experiments"
2. the branch of knowledge that deals with moral principles.
Does this help? It should. As a dictionary helpfully points out, the two are synonyms for each other. So, morals vs. ethics is basically nothing but an especially flimsy straw man.