Costa Rican dog attends trial as a victim of animal abuse

Court acquits dog’s former owner in first-of-its-kind trial in Costa Rica

 

A dog called Campeon attends the trial of his previous owner, who is charged with animal abuse in Atenas, Costa Rica, on July 22, 2019.

Earlier this week, we told you about Champion, the two-year-old dog that was present in the courtroom while his former owner was tried for animal abuse.

Friday, an Atenas court acquitted the woman accused of mistreating Champion, according to the daily La Nación.

Campeón, or Champion

A dog called Campeon attends the trial of his previous owner, who is charged with animal abuse in Atenas, Costa Rica, on July 22, 2019. Photo by Ezequiel BECERRA / AFP

The trial continued Tuesday.

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