Tuesday, July 07, 2009

Bous a la Mar Festival, in Denia, Spain

Spanish people really have a thing for bulls, don’t they. Bullfighting, the festival of Pamplona, they’re all centered around the bull.

During the Bous a la Mar Festival, in Denia, near the city of Alicante, people get chased by bulls through the streets and into the Mediterranean Sea. The brave participants plunge into the waters just before the bulls are about to catch them. The animals often fall into the sea as well, where they are taunted some more. Eventually, the bulls are caught with a lasso and towed back to shore by a boat.
























Source: telegraph
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8 comments :

Andres said...

I don't understand how people get pleasure out of torturing, scaring and taunting defensless animals. This is just an example of the disgusting treatment these poor animals get at the hands of people not civilised enough to stop and think about what they are doing. Why inflict so much needless suffering to animals?

Anonymous said...

"uncivilized" is the keyword...

Anonymous said...

Entirely agree with the previous comments - these pathetic life-forms need to evolve!
Civilised human beings do NOT enjoy inflicting pain and suffering on other living beings - there is a name for that, it is "sadism!"

Anonymous said...

Baah, c est super cool!!!

Anonymous said...

muppets with their soppy comments!

Bous ala mar is awesome!

infact the humans are more likely to get hurt than the bulls, i've seen it happen loads of times.

Viva Denia!!!

Andres said...

Then why don't all the idiots and savages that enjoy getting hurt do it with each other and stop abuse those that can't defend themselves, if you tried to torment me and abuse me like you do the bulls, I would break you legs. Only cowards torment and abuse those that can't defend themselves. Maybe killing your pet is great fun for me so maybe I should do that. Try to be civilized for once you poor excuse of a man

Andres said...

what's the point of tormenting an animal? have some compassion man, some other people might find it funny to bully kids at school because they consider that great fun, but don't you think it's unfair? Let the people that want to get hurt get hurt, but not innocent animals that don't want to take part in it. It's not right, this is just taking advantage of a creature that cannot defend itself and thats for cowards. It's bullying. Try to put yourself in the place of others man, you must know animals do feel pain and get scared etc etc right? why do that unnecessarily?

I.S said...

It's tradition, it's not because people want torture and torment the bulls - they save them from drowning anyway, its because it's one of the traditional fiesta's, and nothing will change tradition.