Now Hunting Will be Banned in Costa Rica

by Bidita Debnath on  December 17, 2012 at 1:22 PM Lifestyle News   - G J E 4
A move aimed at preserving the Central American country's rich biodiversity, Costa Rica is set to become the first Latin American state to ban hunting for sport.
 Now Hunting Will be Banned in Costa Rica
Now Hunting Will be Banned in Costa Rica

Parliament approved the popular initiative by an unanimous vote on Monday and sent it on to President Laura Chinchilla, who is expected to sign it into law.

The law would impose a fine of up to $3,000 for anyone caught hunting, with exceptions made for individuals hunting non-endangered species for food.

The country's extensive rainforests and national parks contain hundreds of rare species, including jaguars, tapirs, and several tropical birds.

The law "will allow us to live in peace with other living things that share our planet," said assembly president Victor Emilio Granadas.

"I believe this is a message we give to future generations, that an activity like sport hunting is not a sport but a cruelty."

Source: AFP

Post your Comments

Comments should be on the topic and should not be abusive. The editorial team reserves the right to review and moderate the comments posted on the site.
User Avatar
* Your comment can be maximum of 2500 characters
Notify me when reply is posted I agree to the terms and conditions

You May Also Like