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Costa Rica Poised to Ban Hunting for Sport

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Costa Rica will soon become the first country in Latin America to prohibit hunting, a move that will likely be made official within the week.

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Costa Rica Asks Hunters to Please Take a Hike, Instead

Costa Rica will soon become the first country in Latin America to prohibit hunting, a move that will likely be made official within the week. The country welcomes more than 300,000 visitors annually, many of whom come to traipse through jungles and chill out on palm-fringed Pacific beaches.

Those visitors will no longer, however, be allowed to hunt giant turtles, jaguars or pumas, which have all been pursued in the country for sport and trophies. Costa Ricans supporting the measure says the ban is a matter of straightforward economics: “If we destroy the wildlife, the tourists are not going to come anymore,” said one environmental activist. [Source]

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