Grecia, the toucan with the prosthetic beak, now receiving visitors
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Grecia, the toucan with the prosthetic beak, now receiving visitors

L. Arias - August 11, 2016

After a recovery period of over a year and a half, the famous toucan Grecia was relocated Wednesday to a new cage where the bird will be on…

Ticos love their dogs but could be better owners, study finds
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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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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
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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…

Animal Welfare Bill could be discussed in Legislative Assembly this week
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Animal welfare
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Animal Welfare Bill could be discussed in Legislative Assembly this week

L. Arias - April 4, 2016

A bill that would set stricter punishment, including prison time, for animal cruelty or killing animals could be up for discussion at the Legislative Assembly as soon as…

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

Animal rights activists protest against Tico-style bullfights
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Animal rights activists protest against Tico-style bullfights

L. Arias - December 28, 2015

Dozens of animal rights’ activists gathered Friday evening during the opening of the Zapote Festival, east of San José, to demonstrate against one of the celebration’s main…

Animal abuse reports on the rise
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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)…

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…