Even though the world has taken notice of the dolphin drive hunt in Japan's infamous Taiji Cove, the capture and slaughter of dolphin pods continues regardless.
Friday has proven to be one of the most devastating days for dolphins in the region, reports the group Sea Shepherd, who have been documenting the activity of hunters in Taiji. More than 50 bottlenose dolphins and pilot whales were rounded up in the morning hours, driven from open waters by a fleet of fishing vessels into a makeshift enclosure of nets along the shore.
Photos from the scene show the dozens of animals huddled together.
(Sea Shepherd Cove Guardians)