While many dolphins are often friendly, outgoing, curious or just sedentary they have been known to attack humans and other marine mammals when they feel threatened or are highly stressed due to unwelcome situations and/or circumstances. This can occur when a dolphin has been mistreated, has been isolated from its family and friends for an extended amount of time, when they are placed in small tanks for long periods of time or when they come into contact with loud and/or large object’s that are frightening and unfamiliar to them of such as loud boat engines or unfamiliar acoustic sounds (loud music).
Dolphins are wild animals. We show a lack of respect towards them by forcing them to be up close and personal with us. We wouldn’t do this with a lion or a tiger so why is it okay with a dolphin?