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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…

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

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

New cases of animal abuse spark criticism of President Solís, lawmakers
animal abuse
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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
Animal cruelty
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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.…

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

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

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