After over a week with no slaughter due to inclement weather, the dolphin drive in Japan has resumed, and a pod of 70 to 80 striped dolphins was driven into the bay. About 40 to 45 of them were slaughtered, while the rest were released, according to Sea Shepherd's Cove Guardians.
The hunt is expected to carry on until March. Already this year, the annual event grabbed international headlines after U.S. Ambassador to Japan Caroline Kennedy tweeted her disapproval, supported by the U.S. government.