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):


“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.


“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.


“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.


“Dogfighting paraphernalia” means:


A breaking stick;


A springpole;


A cat mill;


A treadmill;


A fighting pit;


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


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


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


“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.


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


“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.


“Treadmill” means:


A carpet mill made of narrow sections of carpet;


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


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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