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Campaign against fiesta involving chasing of bull into sea
29 June 2007

The International Movement Against Bullfights is calling on people all around the world to lodge a complaint with the mayor of a Spanish town where a bull is chased into the sea. The unfortunate creature is at risk of drowning when it falls into the local harbour.

The Bous a la Mar event is held every July in the Valencian town of Denia to commemorate the Day of the Sacred Blood of Our Lord Jesus Christ. According to campaigners, those who chase the bull are armed with sticks and they may hit and kick the animal.

Bull being taunted, bull at harbour's edge, bull in water
Water disgrace: Denia's shameful Bous a la Mar fiesta which leaves a bull in the harbour struggling to swim to safety.


Please voice your opposition to this horrendous fiesta by writing to the local authorities today.

Denia Mayor
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Denia Department of Environment

Denia Tourism

(Please compose your own personal letter if possible. If you do not have time to do this, please send the short sample letter below. Be assertive, but polite, in all correspondence. Thank you.)

To whom it concerns:

I wish to register my absolute abhorrence at the Denia Bous a la Mar fiesta which involves chasing a bull into the local harbour.

I call on you to urgently intervene to end this shameful abuse of animals.

Thank you.

Yours sincerely,


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