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Disfigured Costa Rican toucan stars in Discovery documentary

A new Discovery Networks documentary tells the story of the Costa Rican toucan whose savagely mutilated beak was replaced with a prosthetic one, and how it inspired a nation to push for better treatment of animals.

New cases of animal abuse spark criticism of President Solís, lawmakers

Several recent cases of dog abuse, including that of Duke, who suffered major damage to his muzzle in an apparent machete attack, have renewed calls for harsher punishment for those who maim or kill animals.

Signature collection for animal welfare bill referendum set for July

Animal rights groups in July will begin collecting signatures across the country to approve a referendum in which citizens would vote on an animal welfare bill imposing stricter sanctions for animal cruelty.

Lawmakers, citizen groups keep up fight for animal welfare bill

A bill that seeks to establish prison time for animal abuse faces an uncertain future after several lawmakers filibustered voting on the law last week by filing over 70 motions against it.

Animal rights activists protest against Tico-style bullfights

Dozens of animal rights activists gathered during the opening of the Zapote festival, east of San José, to protest against one of the celebration’s main event: Tico-style bullfights.

Animal abuse reports on the rise

With just over two weeks left of the year, reports of animal abuse have already surpassed by 15 percent those recorded last year, the National Animal Health Service (SENASA) reported Friday.

Costa Rica Asks for Financial Help to Deal with Wave of Migration

Costa Rican President Rodrigo Chaves asked Wednesday at the Davos forum for financial support so that the country can continue to be "just as...

A Costa Rica Expat’s View on Driving in Costa Rica

Are you tired of driving on smooth, well-maintained roads with clear signage and courteous drivers? Are you looking for a truly thrilling driving experience?...

Travel + Leisure Names Costa Rica among Best Scuba Diving Destinations in the World

According to Travel + Leisure magazine, Costa Rica has one of the best places in the world to practice diving: Cocos Island."Costa Rica's Cocos...

Costa Rica Wildlife – Meet the Jabiru Stork

There are few big birds in Costa Rica. Great curassows and black guans are hefty. Great blue herons and great egrets are tall. Nobody...
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