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Court acquits dog’s former owner in first-of-its-kind trial in Costa Rica

Champion's case challenged a relatively new law in Costa Rica that sanctions animal abuse.

Costa Rican dog attends trial as a victim of animal abuse

Champion’s case is the first in Latin America.

Toucan dies after being shot with BB gun

Local residents told Firefighters officers that they have seen a group of youngsters shooting BB guns “at everything in the San José de Atenas neighborhood.”

President Solís signs new Animal Welfare Law

The new law introduces prison sentences ranging from three months to one year for those found guilty of killing a domestic or a domesticated animal, and a series of monetary fines for animal cruelty.

Lawmakers pass Animal Welfare Bill on first round vote

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.

Supreme Court deems wording of Animal Welfare Bill unconstitutional

Supreme Court Justicies opined that the broad definition of animals in the Animal Welfare bill represents a violation of the principles of reason and proportionality.

Supreme Court rules prison sentences in animal welfare bill unconstitutional

Animal rights groups plan to file a request Thursday before the Supreme Elections Tribunal to hold a referendum on the animal welfare bill.

PHOTOS: Hundreds march against animal abuse

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.

Grecia: The Costa Rican Toucan with the prosthetic beak

Grecia is now on public display for visitors of ZooAve animal shelter in La Garita, Alajuela. The famous toucan may soon have a partner.

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.

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