Offenses Against General Welfare and Animals

ORS 167.315
Animal abuse in the second degree


A person commits the crime of animal abuse in the second degree if, except as otherwise authorized by law, the person intentionally, knowingly or recklessly causes physical injury to an animal.


Any practice of good animal husbandry is not a violation of this section.


Animal abuse in the second degree is a Class B misdemeanor. [1985 c.662 §2]
Chapter 167

Atty. Gen. Opinions

Exemption of nuisance laws from constitutional requirement for payments based on government regulations restricting use of property, (2001) Vol 49, p 284

Law Review Citations

51 OLR 427-637 (1972)


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