Veterinarian Carmen Soto treats a toucan that lost the upper half of
his beak after being attacked by youths, on February 4, 2015. (AF)
Veterinarian Carmen Soto is gently swabbing what is left of Grecia the toucan's bright beak, preparing to fit him with a prosthesis to replace the part hacked off by vandals.
|Veterinarian Carmen Soto, in charge of an animal rescue centre, in |
La Garita, Alajuela, 45 km north of San Jose. (AFP)
Such cases usually go unpunished in Latin America, where laws against animal cruelty are mostly weak or non-existent.