Offenses Against General Welfare and Animals

ORS 167.360
Definitions for ORS 167.360 to 167.372


As used in ORS 167.360 (Definitions for ORS 167.360 to 167.372) to 167.372 (Possessing dogfighting paraphernalia):

(1)

“Breaking stick” means a device designed for insertion behind the molars of a dog for the purpose of breaking the dog’s grip on another animal or object.

(2)

“Cat mill” means a device that rotates around a central support with one arm designed to secure a dog and one arm designed to secure a cat, rabbit or other small animal beyond the grasp of the dog.

(3)

“Dogfight” means a fight, arranged by any person, between two or more dogs the purpose or probable result of which fight is the infliction of injury by one dog upon another.

(4)

“Dogfighting paraphernalia” means:

(a)

A breaking stick;

(b)

A springpole;

(c)

A cat mill;

(d)

A treadmill;

(e)

A fighting pit;

(f)

A leather or mesh collar with a strap more than two inches in width;

(g)

A weighted or unweighted chain collar weighing 10 pounds or more; or

(h)

An unprescribed veterinary medicine that is a prescription drug as defined in ORS 689.005 (Definitions).

(5)

“Fighting dog” means a dog that is intentionally bred or trained to be used in, or that is actually used in, a dogfight. A dog does not constitute a fighting dog solely on account of its breed.

(6)

“Fighting pit” means a walled area designed to contain a dogfight.

(7)

“Springpole” means a biting surface attached to a stretchable device, suspended at a height sufficient to prevent a dog from reaching the biting surface while touching the ground.

(8)

“Treadmill” means:

(a)

A carpet mill made of narrow sections of carpet;

(b)

A modified electric treadmill for the purpose of conditioning dogs; or

(c)

A slat mill with a running surface constructed of slats made of wood, fiberglass, plastic or other similar material. [1987 c.249 §1; 2005 c.467 §1; 2008 c.42 §3]
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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