March 27, 2014
Fine Imposed for the First Time in Criminal Case Against Individual Charged with Organizing Dog Fights
HSI applauded the first-ever sanction in Costa Rica of a man charged with acts against animal welfare, specifically for dog fighting.
January 10, 2014
Learn more about dogfighting and how Humane Society International is working to end it.
August 29, 2013
Costa Rica’s Animal Health Service, and Costa Rican law enforcement authorities, with support from HSI/Latin America and American Stafford Costa Rica, confiscated fourteen dogs during a raid of a dogfighting facility apparently used for breeding.
May 16, 2013
HSI joined the Servicio Nacional de Salud Animal, the Costa Rican animal health service, as well as law enforcement authorities on their latest raid targeting the clandestine breeding and keeping of dogs used for fighting.
February 22, 2013
HSl congratulated the Servicio Nacional de Salud Animal, the Costa Rican animal health service, as well as law enforcement authorities, for the latest in a series of recent raids that have targeted the clandestine breeding and keeping of dogs used for fighting.
October 29, 2012
As the first action under a newly signed cooperation agreement, HSI/Latin America and the Costa Rican Animal Health Service (SENASA) conducted a two-day training on dogfighting, animal welfare and animal rescue and seizure.
October 23, 2012
HSI/Latin America and the Servicio Nacional de Salud Animal (SENASA), the Costa Rican animal health service, celebrated the signing of an agreement to join together to work for improved animal welfare standards.
October 16, 2012
HSI’s Latin America office has been working with the Costa Rica government to crack down on illegal dogfighting industry in that country. On October 10, 2012, HSI staff worked with local police and officials to rescue 28 dogs from a breeding facility.
October 15, 2012
HSI/Latin America works with Costa Rican law enforcement to investigate acts of animal cruelty, especially dogfighting cases. While dog and cockfighting is illegal in Costa Rica, it is widespread and often accompanied by the presence of illegal drugs, gambling and firearms.
December 20, 2011
Humane Society International/Latin America and Costa Rican Government Launch Campaign to Combat Dogfighting
Humane Society International is working in conjunction with the Servicio Nacional de Salud Animal and the Ministerio de Agricultura y Ganaderia to launch a campaign against dogfighting in Costa Rica.