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Costa Rica Becomes First Latin American Country to Ban Hunting for Sport

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Attilio Calligaro, Alison Alexander and 23 others like this

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Leah SmithHunting mode absolutely beautiful!!! 🌠1 hour ago   ·  1
Mario Roberto PhillipsViva Costa Rica1 hour ago   ·  1
Lanyene MorrisWonderful, wonderful1 hour ago   ·  1
Oliver SheppardWow, yay!1 hour ago
Kimberly ValentineAmazing!!! :)1 hour ago   ·  1
Linda JonesYay!1 hour ago
Ryan Clementsis this true, 100%. great news if it is.1 hour ago   ·  2
Cheryl Crofthope we all follow suit come on world1 hour ago   ·  5
Lanyene MorrisIt doesn't surprise me, the people of Costa Rica are the best educated people in Central America. They have a democracy etc. A great country.1 hour ago   ·  5
Josiane FournierBravo ils faudrait que tous les pays fassent pareil cela serait formidable1 hour ago   ·  1
Khalid MalikCountries are paying heed to the Cecil Tsunami!1 hour ago   ·  2
Anna YeshuaWelldone Costa Rica, thank you...............1 hour ago   ·  3
Anita McGheeAwesome!!! For the love of animals 💖💖1 hour ago   ·  1
Meaghan O'BrienGood on you Costa Rica.1 hour ago
Paula OrwickGreat news ....1 hour ago
Diane DanielsonWONDERFUL!!!1 hour ago
Tracey Ann DukesThat's brilliant, just wish every country would do the same <3 xxx1 hour ago   ·  1
Jennifer Curry CookYay!!! Finally a country that makes sense about no hunting for sport!! Thank you Costa Rica!!!1 hour ago   ·  4
Liv NybekkNice Costa Rica!!! Thank you!!1 hour ago
Annie Au Yong😘😘😍😍👏👏👏💋💋💋1 hour ago   ·  1
Harmony Breeden PaticoffGreat news!!! Would be great if the African nations would follow your lead.1 hour ago   ·  2
Scott GlancySmart move on Costa Rica's part - Photographic trophy hunting brings in 10 times the money deadly armed hunting brings. If you kill off all the animals income ends. Thank you Costa Rica for bringing some sanity to the world.1 hour ago   ·  1
Patty LittleExcellent! A country which takes pride in their wildlife. A splendid example set.1 hour ago
Delmont LynnBrilliant hopefully others will follow suit. Well done Costa Rica. Thank You... ..1 hour ago   ·  3
Sue ThrussellGorgeous1 hour ago

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