CBS Evening News for Monday, Jan 09, 1978
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(Studio) Protests against hunting of baby harp seals off Newfoundland coast ea. year noted. Counterattack by Canadian officials, beginning with news conference in NYC, reported.
REPORTER: Bob Schieffer
(NYC) Canadian officials and scientists' plans for arguing case for controlled seal hunts, in 6 United States cities and 3 west European capitals, detailed. Econ. needs of people of Newfoundland and Labrador noted as reason for hunts necessity. Film of previous protests and media coverage of hunts shown. [Newfoundland premier Frank MOORES - says hunt is economy necessity and that method of killing isn't pleasant, but that studies have shown it to be one of most humane ways of slaughter.] Protest by group outside Canadians' news conference noted. [Greenpeace spokesperson Bob TAUNT - cites opposition to harp seal hunts.]
REPORTER: David Culhane
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