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QCOSTARICA – Sunday’s march brought together hundreds of people and their pets in favour of animal rights and cultural change.

The approval of laws is not enough to stop animal abuse in Costa Rica, a cultural change that starts in the classrooms is needed, according to the Minister of Public Education (MEP), Sonia Marta Mora, who took part in the march through the streets of downtown San José.

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The march moved along Avendia Segunda from the Parque Central to the Plaza de la Democracia.

MEP Minister Mora assures that animal rights and abuse will be part of the public school curriculum by the end of the year.

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For the minister, the law that places obligations and responsibilities of all is essential. But also needed is the committment of the various institutions involved in animal rights and against abuse.

Mora said that in two months the MEP will launch a  Programa de Ambiente (Environment Progream) which will be linked to academic subjects and incorporate respect to the axis of both pets, as wild animals.

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Photos: Facebook; Ameliarueda.com


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