By Euro Weekly News Media • 12 January 2016 • 9:49
DENIA TRADITION: Men and bulls tend to end up in the sea.
DENIA, unlike some other Valencian Community municipalities, will not have a change of heart about bull-running.
Despite political changes at the town hall Bous a la Mar-bull-running at the port where both animals and local men tend to end up in the sea is one thing that will remain the same.
“The local government has not at any moment contemplated abolishing events with bulls,” insisted Fiestas councillor Eva Ronda.
There are no plans to eliminate bulls from the celebrations because they are the essence of the town fiestas held each July, she said.
“Furthermore Bous a la Mar was declared a Fiesta of National Tourist Interest more than two decades ago,” the councillor added. “We don’t believe the bulls are ill-treated as they are in other types of fiestas.”
Eva Ronda was restating the stance taken by the town hall during last year’s fiestas when 50 people stormed into the plaza proclaiming ‘humiliating animals is neither fiesta nor culture.’
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We are very pleased that we are now living in Spain (Altea). Sadly, knowing that bull-running will continue in Denia, we will no longer be visiting the town: neither will we bring any of our regular visitors. Despite a local council representative stating that the bulls are not ill-treated, they most certainly are! Just look into the eyes of the bull in the accompanying photo: the look of fear.
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