Feedback/Notes

 

Latest Activity

Loren Miller commented on Loren Miller's group Quote Of The Day
"God is just a sick, sexually frustrated bully who likes to jerk off to us while we cry. -- Steve…"
5 hours ago
Richard Levison left a comment for Jeanette Joyce Steck
""Happy Birthday!""
7 hours ago
Mrs.B commented on Hope's group Imagine No Organized Religion
"Pathetic, huh?"
19 hours ago
Stephen Brodie commented on Loren Miller's group Quote Of The Day
"When the religious claim they have proof of the existence of god they can't use their holy…"
19 hours ago
Stephen Brodie commented on Richard Levison's photo
Thumbnail

A woo woo religion!

"Richard, remember this from the recent past?  "Don't drink the cool-aid" "
21 hours ago
Stephen Brodie commented on Richard Levison's photo
Thumbnail

A woo woo religion!

"Sorry Richard but it's obvious to me that Raelian message is nothing but pseudo-scientific…"
21 hours ago
Loren Miller left a comment for Andi Quinn
"Greets, Andi, and welcome!  I hope you enjoy your time here."
23 hours ago
Richard Levison posted a photo

A woo woo religion!

This photo is dedicated to our Atheist member Stephen.
yesterday
Richard Levison left a comment for Olivia McIntire
""Happy Birthday!""
yesterday
Loren Miller commented on Loren Miller's group Quote Of The Day
"The existence of God is not subjective. He either exists or he doesn’t. It’s not a…"
yesterday
Stephen Brodie left a comment for Richard Levison
"This is from the horse's mouth. Raelian website. And you say it's not a religion,…"
yesterday
Stephen Brodie left a comment for Andi Quinn
"You're welcome Andi. Glad to see you here."
yesterday
Mrs.B left a comment for Andi Quinn
"Hope to see you join, & comment in some groups. That's the best way to get to know us some."
yesterday
Andi Quinn left a comment for Stephen Brodie
"Hi Stephen, Thank you! It's so nice to find a community of atheists!"
yesterday
Stephen Brodie commented on Hope's group Imagine No Organized Religion
"WOTMQ: Death Becomes Him"
yesterday
Mrs.B left a comment for Andi Quinn
"Good to see you here."
yesterday
Stephen Brodie left a comment for Andi Quinn
"Hey Andy. Welcome to AU"
yesterday
Mrs.B left a comment for Wallis Lucy
"Good to see you here."
yesterday
Stephen Brodie left a comment for Wallis Lucy
"Hi Wallis welcome to AU"
yesterday
Profile IconAndi Quinn and Wallis Lucy joined Atheist Universe
yesterday

We are a worldwide social network of freethinkers, atheists, agnostics and secular humanists.

From The Guardian. Such great news! I'm proud to be Latin American today.

Costa Rica bans hunting as a sport

The biodiverse nation, with 25% of its land protected as reserves, becomes first Latin American country to ban hunting

puma cubs
Pumas are among Costa Rica's most treasured species. Photograph: Raul Arboleda/AFP/Getty Images

Costa Rica on Monday became the first Latin American country to banhunting as a sport, after an unanimous and final vote from Congress.

Lawmakers had provisionally approved a reform to its WildlifeConservation law back in October. With a population of 4.5 million people, Costa Rica is one of the world's most biodiverse nations.

The central American country is already known for its environmental mindset, with 25% of its land protected as national parks or reserves.

Under the new law, those caught hunting can face up to four months in prison or fines of up to $3,000.

Smaller penalties for people who steal wild animals or keep them as pets were also included in the reform. Jaguars, pumas and sea turtles are among Costa Rica's most treasured species.

"There is no data on how much money hunting generates in the country, but we do know there are currently clandestine hunting tours that go for about $5,000 per person," said Arturo Carballo, deputy director at Apreflofas, an environmentalist organisation who spearheaded the reform.

Foreign hunters come to Costa Rica in search of exotic felines while others look to obtain rare and colorful parrots as pets.

This is also Costa Rica's first proposal that came to Congress by popular initiative, with 177,000 signatures calling for the ban submitted two years ago.

Views: 155

Replies to This Discussion

Now THAT's progress!!

 

Good on them for banning it! When I was a child it seem the normal thing to do but when I grew older and actually understood what they were actually doing it became a useless, idiotic past time. So go Costa Rica!

Hopefully that will reduce, or better stop the capture of birds for pets.

Awesome! Glad to hear!

Nice!

RSS

© 2021   Created by Atheist Universe.   Powered by

Badges  |  Report an Issue  |  Privacy Policy  |  Terms of Service