ABC Evening News for Thursday, Jan 03, 1985
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(Studio) Upcoming item reported to concern San Clemente Island, off coast of San Diego, California, its goat population and United States Navy.
REPORTER: Peter Jennings
(San Clemente Island, California) Navy's desire to kill goats on island noted to be due to their alleged threat to several endangered species there. Among species cited are a type of lizard, the sage sparrow, and San Clemente Island broom (shrub). Trapping of goats by animal rights groups in past years noted. The Fund for Animals film shown. Details given with regard to plans to have professional hunters shoot remaining goats. [Navy spokesperson Ken MITCHELL - comments.] [Animal Lovers Vol. Association vice president Hal BAERG - comments.] Fund for Animals chief Cleveland Amory's visit to Pentagon with California representative Bobbi Fiedler noted. Defense Secretary Caspar Weinberger's reprieve for goats reported Goats noted to be Navy's traditional mascot.
REPORTER: Gary Shepard
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