ABC Evening News for Thursday, Sep 21, 1978
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(Studio) Plans by international conservation group Greenpeace to try to halt baby seal killings by Norwegians on Orkney Island, off Scotland, reported Greenpeace's attempt to save whales mentioned. Others also have this goal.
REPORTER: Frank Reynolds
(Miami, Florida) Efforts by envts. like Greenpeace, based in Vancouver, to save whales described; film shown. Whale hunting by Sovs. and Japanese in Pacific Ocean mentioned. Also intd. in saving whales is reported to be unemployed Miami diver James Rose. FBI statements of resemblance between Rose's real life and incidents in book, "Leviathan", concerning envts. blowing up Soviet and Japanese whaling ships outlined and details given about Rose's buying sprees of diving equipment and plans to go to Chilean whaling port with explosives. Rose's refusal to be interviewed and FBI inability to link him to any established environmental group stated. [Greenpeace spokesperson Patrick MOORE - is afraid FBI and other intelligence orgs. will use incident as excuse to investigate and infiltrate environmental groups. Notes peaceful history of group's protests.] Chgs. against Rose and his hero status to some envts. reported Fort Lauderdale mentioned.
REPORTER: Bob Sirkin
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