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Mother And Pups Found Living Abandoned Inside A Car in Alajuelita

Despite a new law that sanctions animal abuse and cruelty, cases continue daily, such as an American Stafford and her five puppies living inside a locked car, without ventilation, without water and at risk of heat stroke. The animals were found in Concepción Arriba de...

Three Generations

My three Siberian Husky, the three generations, with the eldest Mara (on the left) now 12, her son Argento (on the right) still young at 9, and his daughter Avia (in the middle) who recently turned 7. All three have been with me since birth. On...

2 Years In Prison For Killing An Animal; Fines Up to ¢212,000 For Abuse

Q COSTA RICA - Legislators on Thursday approved a bill that proposes prison a sentence for those who mistreat or kill animals on purpose. The bill received 46 votes in favor and none against. The bill, if passed into law, establishes a punishment of from...

Jail For Killing A Bird or A Fish? Constitutional Court Says It’s Irrational!

Q COSTA RICA - For the second time, the Constitutional Court or Sala IV found problems of constitutionality in the Animal Welfare bill, a piece of legislation that seeks to get tough on animal abuse. On Wednesday, by a majority, the magistrates declared 'irrational' the...

Costa Rica Gets Tough On Animal Cruelty: Fines And Up To 3 Years Prison

(QCostarica) Approved Tuesday in first debate is the Ley de Bienestar Animal (Animal Welfare Act), with 50 of the 55 legislators of the Legislative Assembly voting in favour and four against (three legislators of the Movimiento Libertario and one from the Frente Amplio). The initiative...

Animal Rights Protest Turned Into Violence

QCOSTARICA - What should have been a peaceful demonstration in favour of the bill against animal abuse ended in a terrible confrontation between police and protesters on Thursday, in front of the Legislative Assembly in downtown. It was around 4:30pm when the large group of...

An Estimated 2 Million Stray Dogs in Costa Rica

(QCOSTARICA) In Costa Rica, an estimated two million dogs are stray. The estimate is by the Animal Rescue Association (Asociación de Rescate Animal) raising awareness to help man's best friend. Leticia Mendez, spokesperson for Animal Rescue, said on Tuesday that was International Dog Day, said...

Education Against Animal Abuse To Be In Classrooms By Year End, Says Minister of Education

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...

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