Costa Rica News – There is a need to set some rules in place for animal protection in Costa Rica.
On Sunday in San Jose, the 8th march against animal abuse took place with the intention to collect at least 13,000 signatures needed for the referendum by the “Asociacion para el Bienestar y Amparo Animal,” ABAA.
People walked from Parque Central in San Jose up to Plaza de la Democracia with the intention to raise awareness and approve a law that punishes all kinds of animal abuse.
The idea of this project is to define crimes and establish the consequences with fines and even jail time.
People, with their pets, started walking a little after 10am; little pools were located along the way for the animals to refresh themselves and plastic bags were given ouy to collect the animal waste.
At Plaza de la Democracia there were stands checking on the pet´s health to assure their wellness.
One of the spokesmen for this activity was Mercedes Peña and of course Alfredito, the rescue dog who is now the symbol of this crusade.