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Costa Rica court convicts owner of illegal puppy mill
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Costa Rica court convicts owner of illegal puppy mill

L. Arias - July 24, 2015

A court in the canton of La Unión in Cartago province sentenced a man this week for illegally breeding dogs in a puppy mill. The case started on April…

Beaten ocelot successfully recovers from jaw surgery
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Beaten ocelot successfully recovers from jaw surgery

L. Arias - April 21, 2015

Alik, the 8-month-old female ocelot that veterinarians believe was beaten with a metal pipe, is successfully recovering from surgery to repair her broken jaw. Last week a group…

Costa Rica wildlife refuge seeks funds to pay surgery for ocelot with broken jaw
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Animal cruelty
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Costa Rica wildlife refuge seeks funds to pay surgery for ocelot with broken jaw

L. Arias - April 15, 2015

An eight-month-old female ocelot will undergo urgent surgery on Wednesday to repair her broken jaw after being beaten, apparently, with a metal pipe. The case highlights the continuing…

Costa Rica’s Solís tables Animal Welfare Bill in favor of highway construction project
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Costa Rica’s Solís tables Animal Welfare Bill in favor of highway construction project

L. Arias - February 3, 2015

Approval of Bill #18,298 — known as the Animal Welfare Bill — was scheduled for discussion by lawmakers in a full Legislative Assembly session starting this week, but it now has been postponed. President Luis…

Costa Rica animal welfare bill gains momentum as horrifying abuse cases circulate on social media
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Animal cruelty
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Costa Rica animal welfare bill gains momentum as horrifying abuse cases circulate on social media

L. Arias - January 21, 2015

Recent cases of aggression against animals in Costa Rica have prompted animal rights advocates and everyday citizens to pressure lawmakers to pass an Animal Welfare Bill currently…

Hundreds of neglected dogs found in area surrounding Turrialba Volcano
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Animal cruelty
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Hundreds of neglected dogs found in area surrounding Turrialba Volcano

The Tico Times - November 7, 2014

Inspectors from the National Animal Health Service (SENASA)  are struggling to manage more than 400 neglected dogs discovered during farm inspections following last week's phreatic eruptions at the Turrialba…

Police break up cockfighting ring over the weekend, save 120 roosters
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Animal cruelty
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Police break up cockfighting ring over the weekend, save 120 roosters

The Tico Times - October 22, 2014

More than 1,200 people were attending an illegal cockfight on Saturday when police raided it on a farm in Barrio Mercedes de Atenas, 40 kilometers west of Costa Rica's capital. Agents from…

National Police arrest 6 hunters inside Palo Verde National Park
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National Police arrest 6 hunters inside Palo Verde National Park

L. Arias - August 28, 2014

Officials of the National System of Conservation Areas (SINAC) last weekend conducted inspections in several protected areas in the northwestern province of Guanacaste, resulting in the arrest of six hunters…

Police seize 62 horses imported from Nicaragua likely for human consumption
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Police seize 62 horses imported from Nicaragua likely for human consumption

The Tico Times - August 28, 2014

Police over the weekend confiscated 62 horses and four mules illegally transported form Nicaragua by a Costa Rican, during patrols 15 kilometers from the Nicaraguan border in Pocosol de San…

With dog fights banned, animal rights activists shift focus to bullfights and animal mistreatment
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Animal cruelty
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With dog fights banned, animal rights activists shift focus to bullfights and animal mistreatment

The Tico Times - June 12, 2014

With its publication in the official government newspaper La Gaceta, Costa Rica's dog-fighting ban went into effect last week. The new law clarifies dog fighting as a…