U.S. State Rankings for Animal Laws

Oregon

2018 U.S. State Rankings for Animal Protection Laws

Overall Rank: #2 (Top Tier)
  • + Animal cruelty is an abatable nuisance
  • + Sexual assault statute is adequately defined, addresses related crimes, and the sexual assault of an animal is a sex offense
  • + Increased penalties for cases involving multiple animals
  • - No felony provision for abandonment
  • - Other agencies or departments are not required to report suspected animal cruelty

Select Provisions

Adequate definitions/standards of basic care
Increased penalties for repeat abusers and/or animal hoarders
Court may restrict ownership of animals after a conviction
Mandatory forfeiture of animals upon conviction
Courts may order pre-conviction forfeiture of abused animals

2017 Rank

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2018 Rank

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