Wednesday 5 October 2022

No To Punishment Against Cockfigthing in Costa Rica

Paying the bills

Latest

Half of deaths on the roads were of motorcyclists or cyclists

QCOSTARICA - The Ministerio de Obras Públicas y Transportes...

Major roads now with two rainy seasons without maintenance

QCOSTARICA - The lag in infrastructure and the lack...

ICT: Business travel to Costa Rica decreased after the pandemic

QCOSTARICA - The trend of the traveler arriving in...

Black jaguar is captured by camera traps in the Cordillera de Talamanca

QCOSTARICA - A jaguar with melanism (an increase of...

Border crossing with Panama restored, but trade conflict continues

QCOSTARICA - The temporary blockade that a group of...

Costa Rica begins with vaccination against Covid-19 in children

QCOSTARICA - The Caja Costarricense de Seguro Social (CCSS)...

The Best Online Casinos You Can Use Anywhere In The World

There’s nothing worse than having a winning streak on...

Dollar Exchange

¢629.11 Buy

¢635.43 Sell

05 October 2022 - At The Banks - BCCR

Paying the bills

Share

Galleros gather in protest against punishment for cockfighting in Costa Rica
Galleros gather in protest outside the legislative assembly building in downtown San Jose against punishment for cockfighting in Costa Rica

QCOSTARICA – “Galleros” – cock fighters –  against punishment for cockfighting Costa Rica gathered in protest  outside the Legislative Assembly building in downtown San Jose on Monday.

Dozens, with placards, insisted that legislators exclude punishment for the practice of cockfighting from the bill on Animal Welfare (Ley de Bienestar Animal).

The proposed bill, passed in first vote on March 3, sets a prison term of 6 months to 3 years for anyone promoting or taking part in cockfighting and fines of between ¢400.000 and ¢800.000 colones for anyone breeding animals for fighting.

- Advertisement -

In Costa Rica, cockfights have been illegal in Costa Rica since 1922, although the activity remains popular in certain regions of the country, such as in Perez Zeledon and Sixaola, for example. The government deems the activity as animal cruelty, public disorder and a risk for public health, but, the law against the practice is rarely applied.

Alexander Pinto, spokesperson for the cockfighting movement, said this is a “tradition of 453 years”.

Last week, the issue of cockfighting was the subject of discord on the legislative floor, after PAC legislator Otton Solis announced is opposition to the Animal Welfare Act because he considers that it would lead to the disappearance of cockfighting in the country.

“The bill prohibits breeding and hybridization of these animals; that means exterminating the roosters used in cockfights, genetically made by God or evolution or Darwin or nature to fight,” said Solis.

The statement by the legislator angered legislative members of all caucuses.

A cockfight is a blood sport between two roosters (cocks), or more accurately gamecocks, held in a ring called a cockpit. The history of raising fowl for fighting goes back 6,000 years.

- Advertisement -

With notes from Crhoy.com

- Advertisement -
Paying the bills
Avatar photo
Ricohttp://www.theqmedia.com
"Rico" is the crazy mind behind the Q media websites, a series of online magazines where everything is Q! In these times of new normal, stay at home. Stay safe. Stay healthy.

Related Articles

Half of deaths on the roads were of motorcyclists or cyclists

QCOSTARICA - The Ministerio de Obras Públicas y Transportes (MOPT) reported...

Major roads now with two rainy seasons without maintenance

QCOSTARICA - The lag in infrastructure and the lack of financing...

Subscribe to our stories

To be updated with all the latest news, offers and special announcements.