CBS Evening News for Friday, Jun 14, 1974
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(Studio) Environmentalists, concerned over whale shortage, zero-in on Japan.
REPORTER: Roger Mudd
(Tokyo, Japan) Japan and USSR kill 87% of world's annual whale catch. 1970 film shows killings. Japan' whaling industry no longer will allow photos. Group hopes to get Japan to agree to 10 year world-wide moratorium on whale killing. 1 group, Project Jonah, sent 3 children to present 75,000 letters of protest to Prime Min. Tanaka. Letters plead for halt to whaling. [Green Peace Foundation of Canada Paul SPONG - threatens boycott of Japanese goods.] Most of whales go for food. Cntry. believes ban would deprive them of necessary food resources. They resent fact ban would be Japanese sacrifice and no one else's.
REPORTER: Bruce Dunning
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