Another dolphin pod was rounded up by hunters in Taiji, Japan, early Tuesday morning. The pod of 60 to 65 striped dolphins was herded into a netted area in the cove and slaughtered under tarps to cover it from activists filming on the shore. This slaughter is just the most recent in a string of hunts that has taken bottlenose dolphins, spotted dolphins, white-sided dolphins and others.
According to the Oceanic Preservation Society, Ceta-base, an online database of information regarding marine mammals in captivity and other information, has the most up-to-date information on this year's number of dolphins captured and slaughtered. And according to Ceta-base, 2014's quota is 2,013 total animals from seven species. The catch thus far can be seen in their graph below: