VegNews Daily

Costa Rica To Free Animals in Public Zoos

The South American country passes another law to benefit its rich wildlife.

Costa Rica has been a world leader in the animal-welfare movement, outlawing commercial hunting in 2012 and banning circuses in 2002. Recently, the South American country announced that it will close both of its public zoos, and either release the animals into the wild or transfer them to sanctuaries, because the governments wishes to see the animals in captivity be freed from their cages. One of the zoos, Simon Bolivar, located in the city of San Jose, will be transformed into a botanical garden. According to the Associated Press, the two zoos have a collective 400 animals and 60 different species in captivity, including a lion, crocodiles, and monkeys.

 Comments

Esprit Launches Vegan Shoe Collection for Women

Fashion retailer partners with PETA to introduce a faux leather shoe line.
Read More »

Subway Testing Two Vegan Sandwiches at Select Locations

World's largest restaurant chain introduces vegan menu items at Los Angeles' stores.
Read More »

Mexico State First in Country to Ban Bullfighting

Sonora, Mexico, becomes the country’s first state to ban the archaic practice.
Read More »

PETA: Go Vegan and We’ll Pay Your Water Bill

After thousands of Detroit residents have their water shut off, PETA steps in to show the connection between water consumption and animal agriculture.
Read More »

Joan Jett Event Raises $7,000 for Farm Sanctuary

Vegan songstress sells out fundraising event in Sacramento.
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 »