Pictures: Scenes From Taiji Dolphin Roundup in Japan
Fishermen in Taiji, Japan, have reportedly killed or captured 93 bottlenose dolphins.
The yearly Taiji dolphin hunt, in which fishermen from the small Japanese village round up pods of dolphins for sale to marine parks and for slaughter for meat, has been a source of global controversy since the Oscar-winning documentary The Cove drew attention to the event in 2009.
Despite the notoriety of the Taiji dolphin drives, which take place from September through April and have drawn condemnation from animal welfare groups and from some governments, Taiji fishermen continue to capture or kill more than 1,000 dolphins a year.
Last weekend, one of the largest dolphin roundups in recent years drew global media attention. An estimated 200-plus bottlenose dolphins were driven by the Taiji fishermen into their shoreside nets.