VegNews Daily

Law Banning Hunting in Costa Rica Nears Approval

The tropical nation is set to become the first Latin American country to outlaw hunting for sport.

Costa Rica is primed be the first Latin American country to outlaw hunting as a sport. Following a recent approval from Congress on reforms to its Wildlife Conservation Law the bill may go into effect if the second vote is sucessful. The changes aim to protect the region’s diverse and exotic wildlife, while also protecting the country’s tourism-reliant economy, which collects roughly $2.1 billion each year. Tropical rainforests, sandy beaches, and national parks—which bring in around 300,000 visitors per year—are a large draw, and are home to highly prized “trophy” animals such as jaguars, pumas, and sea turtles. While the ban would be nation-wide, it would not apply to scientific research or to the country’s indigenous groups who rely on hunting for survival.

 Comments

PETA Names Top Restaurants For Celebrity-Spotting

The animal-rights organization named eateries in Florida, Arizona, Washington, Illinois, and DC on its stargazing list.
Read More »

USDA Survey: Farmers' Markets Are Booming

Farmers' markets look to expand to meet higher demand.
Read More »

Yahoo Celebrates 10-Year Anniversary of Babycakes NYC

Website hails NYC vegan bakery a "trailblazer."
Read More »

Woodstock Farm Animal Sanctuary Opens New Location

In honor of its new location, the animal sanctuary is hosting a vegan bash this weekend in Upstate New York.
Read More »

Consumers: We Want More Plant-Based Protein

A new study reveals consumers want more plant-based options than the food service industry is providing.
Read More »

This Week on VegNews TV: The secret to these delightful sweet treats is white beans! Aylin Erman shows you how to make these simple blondies.

More Videos »