Legislative President Gonzalo Ramírez said lawmakers hope to hold the second and definitive vote 10 days after the bill’s publication in La Gaceta, in order to allow consultations from animal rights groups.
A traditional Good Friday celebration resulted in the death of a crocodile in a Guanacaste town.
Grecia is now on public display for visitors of ZooAve animal shelter in La Garita, Alajuela. The famous toucan may soon have a partner.
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.
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.
More than half of Costa Rican homes have one or two dogs, but not every dog owner knows how to provide proper care.
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.
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.
Son Heung-min scored a late free-kick to secure South Korea's 2-2 draw against 10-man Costa Rica in their World Cup tune-up match on Friday. Costa...
Guatemalan authorities broke up on Saturday a caravan of some 400 undocumented migrants at the border with Honduras, mostly citizens of Venezuela, Cuba and...