This is great news!
It's been a couple months, but Costa Rica finally got their Wildlife Conservation law, which bans hunting as a sport!!!
The deal received a stamp of approval on Monday after getting a unanimous vote. Now, anyone who tries to circumvent the act or tries to snatch up wild animals to keep as pets will be fined $3K and/or spend up to four months in the big house.
Assembly president, Victor Emilio Granadas said this law "will allow us to live in peace with other living things that share our planet," adding:
"I believe this is a message we give to future generations, that an activity like sport hunting is not a sport but a cruelty.”
This rule marks Costa Rica as the first to establish such a measure in Latin America, which is AH-MAYZING because it's definitely gonna stop a lot of animal cruelty!
We're happy that wildlife can now live in harmony in the beautiful lush Costa Rica!!
[Image courtesy of Discovery Adventures.]