I was thinking about writing a story about "the Cove" and what happens there, so I decided to draw a picture about it first.
Near a town in Japan called Taiji (i think) these Striped dolphins are being brutally slaughtered for their meat (which conatins high levels of mercury) and sold to the public to be consumed. This happens every year where the japanese will drive the dolphins into this cove and trap them there. People will come in and pick out dolphins they want for their amusement parks. After they've made their pick, the rest of the dolphins are killed and sold. At least 23,000 are killed. Striped dolphins aren't the only ones either. They also take bottlenose, and Risso's dolphins.