PHOTOS: March Against Animal Abuse
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PHOTOS: March Against Animal Abuse

Alberto Font - May 11, 2015

Thousands of people gathered Sunday in San José for the 7th National March Against Animal Abuse to demand an animal welfare reform law that President Luis Guillermo Solís has…

Beaten ocelot successfully recovers from jaw surgery
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Beaten ocelot successfully recovers from jaw surgery

L. Arias - April 21, 2015

Alik, the 8-month-old female ocelot that veterinarians believe was beaten with a metal pipe, is successfully recovering from surgery to repair her broken jaw. Last week a group…

Costa Rica wildlife refuge seeks funds to pay surgery for ocelot with broken jaw
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Costa Rica wildlife refuge seeks funds to pay surgery for ocelot with broken jaw

L. Arias - April 15, 2015

An eight-month-old female ocelot will undergo urgent surgery on Wednesday to repair her broken jaw after being beaten, apparently, with a metal pipe. The case highlights the continuing…

Costa Rica’s Solís tables Animal Welfare Bill in favor of highway construction project
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Costa Rica’s Solís tables Animal Welfare Bill in favor of highway construction project

L. Arias - February 3, 2015

Approval of Bill #18,298 — known as the Animal Welfare Bill — was scheduled for discussion by lawmakers in a full Legislative Assembly session starting this week, but it now has been postponed. President Luis…

Costa Rica animal welfare bill gains momentum as horrifying abuse cases circulate on social media
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Costa Rica animal welfare bill gains momentum as horrifying abuse cases circulate on social media

L. Arias - January 21, 2015

Recent cases of aggression against animals in Costa Rica have prompted animal rights advocates and everyday citizens to pressure lawmakers to pass an Animal Welfare Bill currently…

Too many cats at the Legislative Assembly, says Costa Rica lawmaker
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Congressional Cats
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Too many cats at the Legislative Assembly, says Costa Rica lawmaker

Zach Dyer - January 19, 2015

The number of street cats living near the Legislative Assembly in downtown San José is out of control, says one Costa Rican lawmaker. Citizen Action Party (PAC)…

Police break up cockfighting ring over the weekend, save 120 roosters
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Police break up cockfighting ring over the weekend, save 120 roosters

Lindsay Fendt - October 22, 2014

More than 1,200 people were attending an illegal cockfight on Saturday when police raided it on a farm in Barrio Mercedes de Atenas, 40 kilometers west of Costa Rica's capital. Agents from…

Dog hit by a car helps inspire animal rescue program for Costa Rica’s highways
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Dog hit by a car helps inspire animal rescue program for Costa Rica’s highways

L. Arias - March 3, 2014

Ruta 27, or Route 27, is the highway connecting Costa Rica's capital San José to the Pacific province of Puntarenas. But the highway also now loans its…