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Grand Canyon Wild Burros Program #262356

CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Feb 28, 1979
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(Studio) National Park Service reported to be holding hearings with regard to necessity of killing some animals in order to protect lands they inhabit.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Grand Canyon) Park Service authorities' statements that wild burros in Grand Canyon threaten habitat of animals native to park noted. [Park Service spokesperson Jim WALTERS - discusses problem and Service's proposed solution. Mentions expense of removing burros from Canyon, as opposed to purchase price of animals in Tucson or Phoenix.] [US Humane Society spokesperson Frantz DANTZLER - states opposition to any kind of removal action.] Final decision on burros' fate reported to be responsibility of Interior Secretary Cecil Andrus.

Cronkite, Walter;
Dow, David

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