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Whaling Ind. / Protests and International Commission Meeting #258502

CBS Evening News for Monday, Jun 26, 1978
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(Studio) Passage about whales quoted from Bible book of Genesis. Envts.' efforts to save whales reported.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(London, England) Efforts to stop whaling by militant Greenpeace movement, even to going out in small boats in midst of huge whalers, described; film shown of Greenpeace members trying to stop Soviet whalers. Whaling industry of USSR and Japan noted. Mtg. of International Whaling Commission in London, where it was to vote on total ban on whaling for next 10 years mentioned. [MAN - comments on saving whales.] Pressure from demonstrators, United States and United Nations on Commission to consider 10-yr. ban reported [World Wildlife Fund spokesperson Sir Peter SCOTT - says ultimate indictment of IWC and policies will be commercial extinction of whales.] Panama's last-min. withdrawal of proposed ban and envts.' chgs. that Japan did economy arm-twisting to get this accomplished cited. [Japanese commissioner Kunio YONEZAWA - says this is insult to Japan and is sure it is to Panama.]
REPORTER: Susan Peterson

Cronkite, Walter;
Peterson, Susan

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