Anti-bull protest in Jávea fi­es­tas

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An­i­mal-lovers have staged a protest in Jávea against bull­runs to co­in­cide with the port fi­es­tas.

The group No Quer­e­mos Bous a la Mar ni Bous al Car­rer en Ningún Pue­blo ('We don't want 'bulls in the sea' or street bull-run­ning in any town') wants to see an end to what they con­sider an act of cru­elty for pub­lic en­ter­tain­ment.

Jávea has al­ready axed the ' bous em­bo­lats', or bull­run­ning with flam­ing rags tied to the an­i­mals' horns, and 'bous en­caixonats', where they are placed in a small arena for the pub­lic to tor­ment them.

But the ' bous a la mar', where loose bulls in a port­side ring are has­sled by spec­ta­tors to get them to jump into the sea, as well as bull­run­ning, con­tinue to fea­ture heav­ily in Jávea's fes­ti­vals.

This is ex­pected to be the case with the Vir­gen del Loreto pa­tron saint fi­es­tas in the port dis­trict early next month.

The demon­stra­tion will last an hour, start­ing at 19.30 on Sun­day, Septem­ber 3 on Avenida Jaime I.

A pe­ti­tion has been set up by the cam­paign­ers on Change.org

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