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Kivú, Costa Rica’s beloved lion, dies at 18
Animal protection
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Animal protection
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Kivú, Costa Rica’s beloved lion, dies at 18

The Tico Times - February 19, 2017

Costa Rica's only lion, Kivú, whose treatment and living conditions caused vigorous public debate for years, passed away Friday at 10 p.m. The Ministry of the Environment…

Kivú’s health condition worsens; officials evaluate options
Animal welfare
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Animal welfare
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Kivú’s health condition worsens; officials evaluate options

L. Arias - February 15, 2017

The health of Kivú, the only living lion in Costa Rica, deteriorated in recent weeks, and a group of experts are evaluating options including putting him to…

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…

Kivú the lion faces health complications from kidney disease
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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Kivú the lion faces health complications from kidney disease

L. Arias - January 30, 2017

Environment Ministry (MINAE) officials are closely monitoring the health of Kivú, the only living lion in Costa Rica, after several days when he refused to eat or drink.…

Tico-style bullfights: some call it animal abuse, others a tradition
animal abuse
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animal abuse
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Tico-style bullfights: some call it animal abuse, others a tradition

L. Arias - December 27, 2016

The traditional Zapote Festival kicked off on Sunday; Tico-style bullfights are for many the main event, despite increasing disapproval of the practice. A survey by the National University's Institute for Social…

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