Dolphins have become one of the ocean's most sought-after creatures. Since antiquity, Dolphins have possessed an undeniable, mysterious and compelling allure for humankind, which in recent years has intensified, inspiring everything from New Age fervour to multi-million dollar theme parks. In our profit-driven age, suppliers are never far behind demand, and having discovered people will eagerly pay exorbitant sums for the opportunity to get close, lucrative captive "Dolphin-swim" attractions have sprung up in many tropical vacation destinations. A recent BBC poll found "Swimming with Dolphins" topping the list of "50 Things To Do Before You Die." Rekindling the Waters: The Truth About Swimming with Dolphins is an intimate exposé of this popular phenomenon, illuminating the little-known dark side of this increasingly controversial activity. What really lies behind the dolphins' smile may surprise you. Dolphins are among the world's most beloved and beleaguered creatures and a closer look reveals the shocking truth: how a whimsical or well-earned holiday excursion to swim with captive Dolphins can support horrendous suffering. An examination of the latest scientific research regarding Dolphin behaviour, intelligence, self-awareness and culture is presented, and this rich and diverse evidence raises dynamic ethical questions, eliciting a call for change in the way we regard and treat our fellow beings. Hope lies in shifting the underlying attitudes responsible for our participation in such harmful activities. As people realize the detrimental reality, it is hoped these harmful activities will cease. Rekindling the Waters: The Truth About Swimming with Dolphins is essential reading for anyone who loves dolphins. With Dolphins as a symbol for Nature, this book shows us that by rekindling a wiser and more respectful relationship with them, we take a vital step toward a better, kinder world.