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Statute Name Citation Summary
Statute Name      
CR - Fighting - Prohíbe Espectáculos e Importar Animales Pelea (Pit Bull, Peces Beta)   11571-G  

(Text of Decree in Spanish). Prohibir en todo el territorio nacional la organización, promoción y realización de todo acto cuyo objetivo sea total o parcialmente la pelea entre animales, como por ejemplo perros APTB (American pit bul terrier), peces siameses (Beta) y cualquier otro tipo de animal normalmente reconocido como apto para pelear.

 
CR - Pets - (Decree 31626 on Pet Ownership) Reglamento para la Reproducción y Tenencia Responsable de Animales de Compañía   Decree 31626-S (2004)   This Costa Rica law regulates the responsible ownership of pets (text provided in Spanish).  
CR - Veterinary - General Law on the National Service of Animal Health (Law 8495)   No. 8495  

The law that organizes the Veterinary Official Service of Costa Rica (SENASA), the government institution that is responsible for animal welfare and many other aspects related to animal production and the protection of human and animal health.

 
CR - Welfare - BIENESTAR DE LOS ANIMALES (Law 7451 on Animal Welfare)   Law 7451  

(Text in Spanish). The law that regulates animal welfare in Costa Rica; its terms are based on the results of the OIE conference in Australia in 1994.

 

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