The Costa Rica News (TCRN) – Dog fighting can now be reported through a Costa Rican hotline (8625-6000), where in addition to identifying instances you can send videos, photographs and other evidence of the illegal practice, and if the research is carried out and those responsible are arrested, you will be rewarded with $ 1,500.
As explained by Germán Rojas, General Director of the National Animal Health Service (SENASA), animals are also entitled to a life without aggression, and the goal is to create responsible pet ownership.
“This line of complaint comes to supporting and boosting the existing legislation which punishes those who treat animals in an improper and illegal fashion,” said Rojas.
Meanwhile, Cynthia Dent, regional director of HSI Latin America, said it is imperative that people dare to report and thus help to eradicate this activity,” he said.
Dog fighting is an illegal activity in which two dogs are placed in a small area to fight against each other to “entertain” viewers and promote gambling, drug trafficking and an illegal weapons sales space.
A new law that was passed this week in the Agricultural Affairs Committee of the Legislative Assembly to more severely punish animal abusers. This is expected to soon reach the plenary for discussion and voting in the first debate.
The Costa Rica News (TCRN)
San Jose, Costa Rica