ABC Evening News for Wednesday, Mar 16, 1977
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(Studio) Controversy with regard to practice of Canada and Norway of hunting baby seals off Newfoundland coast noted.
REPORTER: Harry Reasoner
(Saint Anthony's Newfoundland) [Canada department of fisheries spokesperson Malcolm MERCER - cites government point of view in favor of hunt.] Disorderliness of arrival on Sunday of International Fund for Animal Welfare president Brian Davies at Saint Anthony's, Newfoundland, noted. [Seal hunter Pearce CULL - says even if he was rich he'd still go seal hunting as he likes doing it.] Royal Canadian Mounted Police move hunters away from news copters and newsmen fly out to view beginning of seal hunt at sea. [DAVIES - says slaughter is unnecessary as seal fur used for nothing man needs.] Film of network cameraman Elliot Butler and conditions under which he took it noted.
REPORTER: Roger Caras
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