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Costa Rica court convicts owner of illegal puppy mill
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animal abuse
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Costa Rica court convicts owner of illegal puppy mill

L. Arias - July 24, 2015

A court in the canton of La Unión in Cartago province sentenced a man this week for illegally breeding dogs in a puppy mill. The case started on April…

Hunters attack park rangers with machetes in Braulio Carrillo National Park
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Animal protection
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Hunters attack park rangers with machetes in Braulio Carrillo National Park

L. Arias - September 24, 2014

Three men allegedly hunting illegally inside Braulio Carrillo National Park on Tuesday responded by attacking park rangers with machetes. A ranger lost two fingers on his right hand…

Leave that iguana in the jungle, expert tells Costa Rica
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Crime
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Leave that iguana in the jungle, expert tells Costa Rica

Óscar Núñez | AFP - August 30, 2014

Thousands of parrots, monkeys, iguanas, toucans, turtles and other rain forest animals are kept as exotic pets in Costa Rica, a practice putting some species at risk,…

National Police arrest 6 hunters inside Palo Verde National Park
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Animal cruelty
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National Police arrest 6 hunters inside Palo Verde National Park

L. Arias - August 28, 2014

Officials of the National System of Conservation Areas (SINAC) last weekend conducted inspections in several protected areas in the northwestern province of Guanacaste, resulting in the arrest of six hunters…

Hunter under investigation for killing Costa Rican cougar
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Animal protection
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Hunter under investigation for killing Costa Rican cougar

L. Arias - May 22, 2014

Prosecutors in the southern Pacific canton of Buenos Aires, in the province of Puntarenas, are investigating a local man for allegedly killing a Costa Rican cougar (Puma…

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Hunters ignore Costa Rican ban, kill mother deer, fawn near Carara National Park

L. Arias - October 31, 2013

Although Costa Rica in December approved a reform to the country’s Wildlife Law to ban hunting for sport, unidentified hunters last Saturday shot a deer and her…

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President Chinchilla signs ban on hunting for sport

L. Arias - January 31, 2013

President Laura Chinchilla on Thursday signed a new law that prohibits hunting for sport in Costa Rica. The measure was approved in December by the Legislative Assembly…

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Costa Rican lawmakers weigh ban on hunting for sport

Tico Times - September 21, 2012

Costa Rican legislators are taking aim at sports hunting in the country with a new Wildlife Act. If passed, the law could fine hunters ₡1,800,000 ($3,600) and…

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