The winner of the Sloth Ironman Games 2018 is determined. The Toucan Rescue Ranch has gathered almost $3,000 in the process to prepare these little slothletes for their big day of release into the wild.
Animal life in the Pacific coast area of Jacó turned around completely in 1998 with the arrival of Katja Bader. Spay and neuter campaigns, health checks, educational programs in the schools and highway signs urging drivers to go slow and brake for wildlife are a few of the things Bader has organized in the twenty years she has lived here.
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 Justicies opined that the broad definition of animals in the Animal Welfare bill represents a violation of the principles of reason and proportionality.
Government agencies, animal rights groups and private companies will receive donations over the weekend to assist a large number of stranded animals currently at shelters and others that remain in evacuated areas after the passage of Hurricane Otto.
Several recent cases of dog abuse, including that of Duke, who suffered major damage to his muzzle in an apparent machete attack, have renewed calls for harsher punishment for those who maim or kill animals.
More than half of Costa Rican homes have one or two dogs, but not every dog owner knows how to provide proper care.
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.