ABC Evening News for Friday, Jul 25, 1980
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(Studio) Efforts by international anti-whaling lobby to stop whale hunts and current International Whaling Conf. meeting in Brighton, England, examined; films shown. Positions of United States mentioned. [Greenpeace co-founder Paul WATSON - comments on pirate whalers.] Watson's role in helping to put whaling ships such as the notorious Sierra out of action noted; photos shown. [US delegate to IWC, Richard FRANK - notes diverse opinions on subject.] [Japanese delegate Kunio YONEZAWA - comments; his statement transcribed on screen as he talks.] IWC's scientific commission noted claiming that American Eskimo is killing off the species of whale they hunt; United States said refusing to reduce the quota. Statistics of last year's whaling by USSR noted on screen. [Conservation lobbyist Craig VAN NATE - says IWC is a failure.] Argument over issue noted remaining.
REPORTER: Peter Jennings
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