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Bous a la Mar, "Bull Forced Into the Sea"

The Valencian town of Dénia works itself up into a frenzy for the much-anticipated Toros/Bous a la Mar. This atavistic idiotcy is staged annually to commemorate the Day of the Sacred Blood of Our Lord Jesus Christ (el Día de la Santísima a Sangre de Nuestro Señor Jesucristo).

There can't be many Christian communities who choose to venerate Jesus Christ by holding a bull run in the local harbour.

This outrage happens every year between the 3rd and 11th July. It's not the first time that bulls die either drowned or by other causes, also they are chased with sticks and kicked.

The International Movement Against Bullfights asks that anyone who cares about animals to lodge a complaint with the authorities.

 

Please send protest emails to the authorities listed below. Write a polite letter in your own language because it will have more impact.

Mayor
Leave your letter or comment on line at:
http://www.ayto-denia.es/Contenido.asp?p=34

Department of Environment
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Tourism
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(Contact information courtesy of the Irish Council Against Blood Sports)