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Lawmakers pass Animal Welfare Bill on first round vote
animal abuse
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animal abuse
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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
Animal welfare
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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…

How to help pets and other animals displaced by Hurricane Otto
Hurricane Otto
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Hurricane Otto
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How to help pets and other animals displaced by Hurricane Otto

L. Arias - November 25, 2016

See also: How to donate to Hurricane Otto relief in Costa Rica Farm animals and pets were also among the victims of Hurricane Otto's passage through Costa…

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…

Lawmakers threaten to filibuster animal welfare bill with more than 200 motions
Animal welfare
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Animal welfare
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Lawmakers threaten to filibuster animal welfare bill with more than 200 motions

L. Arias - February 15, 2016

At the start of his term in 2014, President Luis Guillermo Solís promised that getting legislation passed to improve animal welfare in Costa Rica would be a priority for his…

’Tis the season to support animal welfare
Animal protection
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Animal protection
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’Tis the season to support animal welfare

Mitzi Stark - December 21, 2015

At a time of year that lends itself to giving something back to those less fortunate, many people find their thoughts turning to four-legged friends – and…

Animal abuse reports on the rise
animal abuse
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animal abuse
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Animal abuse reports on the rise

L. Arias - December 12, 2015

With just over two weeks left of the year, reports of animal abuse have already surpassed by 15 percent those recorded last year, the National Animal Health Service (SENASA)…

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