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,…

He posted on Facebook about killing a jaguar; now this young Tico could be in hot water
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Animal protection
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He posted on Facebook about killing a jaguar; now this young Tico could be in hot water

L. Arias - March 26, 2014

A photograph of a dead jaguar posted on a Costa Rican youth's Facebook profile on Tuesday has caused outrage among Ticos on social media sites. The image…

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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…