A new threat for Bous a la Mar


PLANS are afoot to exclude bull-running from the Valencia Region.

PACMA, a party against the mistreatment of animals, delivered an 18,000-signature petition to the regional parliament, calling for its omission when a new law is put to the vote on March 25.

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This would include the famous ‘Bous a la Mar’ festival held every year in Denia and Javea, and ‘Bou embolat’, another fiesta favourite in Alicante Province, especially at night when burning torches are fixed to the bull’s horns.

 “Equating a true cultural asset like the Santa Maria de El Puig Monastery with bull-running makes no sense,” said Ana Espinosa, the political party’s coordinator in the Valencian Community.

Despite opposition from animal defence groups, bull-running and the harbourside Three-quarters of all the popular fiestas events in Spain that involve bulls take place in this region, prompting nationwide moves to ban them.

“PACMA does not believe bull-running is anything to be proud of,” declared member Mario Estruch. “They prefer ethical and cultural Attributes of Identity like the Fallas fire fiestas.”


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