Dolphin hunt in Taiji, Japan

Japanese fishermen vet some of the 250 dolphins driven into Taiji cove for the annual capture and killing, a ritual condemned by Western conservationists but defended by Japanese as a cultural tradition. In this scene from Monday taken by a Sea Shepherd Conservation Society observer, fishermen are shown selecting dolphins for sale to marine parks and for slaughter and consumption.
Sea Shepherd Conservation Society / European Pressphoto Agency
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