Fishermen in wetsuits trap dolphins in a cove off Taiji, western Japan, on Monday. Adrian Mylne/Reuters/Landov hide caption itoggle caption Adrian Mylne/Reuters/Landov The Two-Way Japanese Government Defends Dolphin Hunt As Killing Goes On January 21, 2014 The "drive hunt" by fishermen in one village is "a form of traditional fishing," a government spokesman says. Dolphins are trapped. Some are selected for sale to marine parks. Others are killed for meat. Thirty died Tuesday. Caroline Kennedy, the new U.S. ambassador, called the practice inhumane.