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Lawmakers pass Animal Welfare Bill on first round vote
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Lawmakers pass Animal Welfare Bill on first round vote

L. Arias - May 14, 2017

A majority consisting of 46 lawmakers approved Bill #18,625 or the “Animal Welfare Bill,” in the first round of debate late last week. The initiative sets harsher punishments,…

Supreme Court deems wording of Animal Welfare Bill unconstitutional
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Animal welfare
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Supreme Court deems wording of Animal Welfare Bill unconstitutional

L. Arias - February 1, 2017

Costa Rica's Animal Welfare Bill – which seeks to establish harsher punishments, including prison time, for abusing or killing animals – has suffered a new setback. On Wednesday, the…

Supreme Court rules prison sentences in animal welfare bill unconstitutional
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Costa Rica
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Supreme Court rules prison sentences in animal welfare bill unconstitutional

L. Arias - September 22, 2016

The Constitutional Chamber of the Supreme Court, Sala IV, ruled unconstitutional on Wednesday various articles of an animal welfare bill currently pending a final vote at the Legislative…

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

The Tico Times - 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…

Grecia: The Costa Rican Toucan with the prosthetic beak
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animal abuse
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Grecia: The Costa Rican Toucan with the prosthetic beak

L. Arias - August 11, 2016

After a recovery period of over a year and a half, the famous toucan Grecia was relocated Wednesday to a new cage where the bird will be on…

Disfigured Costa Rican toucan stars in Discovery documentary
animal abuse
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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…

Arcadio’s World
Cartoon
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Cartoon
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Arcadio’s World

By Arcadio - July 16, 2016

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…

Signature collection for animal welfare bill referendum set for July
animal abuse
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animal abuse
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Signature collection for animal welfare bill referendum set for July

L. Arias - June 1, 2016

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. Under…

Lawmakers, citizen groups keep up fight for animal welfare bill
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animal abuse
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Lawmakers, citizen groups keep up fight for animal welfare bill

L. Arias - May 6, 2016

Costa Rica's animal welfare bill, which seeks harsher punishment, including prison time, for abusing animals, faces an uncertain future after several lawmakers filibustered a vote on the bill…