"WAZA is not in any way or form participating in the drive hunts," he said. "We were informed by JAZA that there is a change of catching practices planned, implying that in the month of September only bottlenose dolphins shall be taken alive by Japanese aquariums. No lethal takes would occur during this month."
The lawsuit says that WAZA has not forced JAZA to live up to its "code of ethics," which bars drive fisheries.
Kazutoshi Arai, the chairman of JAZA, told the Guardian that his organization chose their dolphins first last September, and that while WAZA did not explicitly voice concern over the roundups, "The killing of dolphins in Japan is approved by the government, so that's not WAZA's concern."