‘Costa Rica bans hunting’

Posted on December 13, 2012


Yesterday (12th December), an item was posted on the web-site of the League Against Cruel Sports (LACS) titled ‘Costa Rica bans hunting’.

‘… Some great news for animal lovers from across the Atlantic Ocean. Costa Rica has become the first Latin American country to ban hunting as a sport, after a unanimous and final vote from its Congress earlier this week.

The country has a long and proud history of being environmentally friendly: 25% of the land in Costa Rica is already protected as national parks or reserves. Costa Rica was unfortunately popular with foreign hunters in search of exotic felines. The country has a number of treasured and exotic species, including jaguars, pumas, parrots and sea turtles.

Under the new law, anyone caught hunting in the country faces up to four months in prison or a fine of up to $3,000 (£2,000). In addition, anyone caught stealing or keeping wild animals as pets will be penalised.

The Costa Rican ban on hunting began as a public initiative. A petition with 177,000 signatures was submitted to Congress two years ago …’

Read the item and add your comment online at www.league.org.uk/blogpost/762/Costa-Rica-Bans-Hunting

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