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Ministries confirm relocation orders for Kivú the lion
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Ministries confirm relocation orders for Kivú the lion

L. Arias - October 11, 2016

Kivú, the lion at San José’s Simón Bolívar Zoo, has to be relocated to the Santa Ana Conservation Center by November 7, the Environment (MINAE) and Agriculture and Livestock (MAG)…

Lion at San José zoo needs a better home, agencies order
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Animal welfare
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Lion at San José zoo needs a better home, agencies order

L. Arias - September 16, 2016

Kivú, the lion at San José’s Simón Bolívar Zoo, may soon be moved from his cramped, concrete enclosure. Officials from the Environment Ministry (MINAE) and the Agriculture…

Right of reply: Lawyer for former vets of Sloth Sanctuary
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Animal welfare
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Right of reply: Lawyer for former vets of Sloth Sanctuary

Gabriel Lizama - August 24, 2016

Editor’s note: In Costa Rica, any party who feels they have been the subject of incorrect or false information in a news publication has a legal right…

PHOTOS: Hundreds march against animal abuse
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Animal welfare
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PHOTOS: Hundreds march against animal abuse

Jill Replogle - August 22, 2016

More than 600 people and some 100 dogs took part in the eighth edition of the March Against Animal Abuse in San José on Sunday. Animal lovers…

Disfigured Costa Rican toucan stars in Discovery documentary
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animal abuse
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Disfigured Costa Rican toucan stars in Discovery documentary

L. Arias - July 21, 2016

Images of the disfigured Costa Rican toucan Grecia, which lost most of its upper beak in an apparent attack, appeared last year in hundreds of news outlets around the world. Now…

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

L. Arias - July 16, 2016

Public outrage sparked by Duke, the mutt that lost part of his upper jaw after suffering an apparent machete attack earlier this month, has turned toward President Luis Guillermo Solís and…

Ticos love their dogs but could be better owners, study finds
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Animal cruelty
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Ticos love their dogs but could be better owners, study finds

L. Arias - June 29, 2016

More than half of Costa Rican households have one or two dogs, but not all dog owners know how to properly care for their pets, a recent study found.…

Animal Welfare Bill could be discussed in Legislative Assembly this week
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Animal welfare
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Animal Welfare Bill could be discussed in Legislative Assembly this week

L. Arias - April 4, 2016

A bill that would set stricter punishment, including prison time, for animal cruelty or killing animals could be up for discussion at the Legislative Assembly as soon as…

Arcadio’s World
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Animal welfare
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Arcadio’s World

Arcadio - March 31, 2016

Costa Rica moves to set prison sentences for animal cruelty
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Animal welfare
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Costa Rica moves to set prison sentences for animal cruelty

L. Arias - March 4, 2016

The Legislative Assembly's environmental affairs committee on Thursday approved the draft animal welfare bill, which sets harsher punishments, including prison time, for abusing or killing animals. The bill would also penalize…

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