2013 ORS § 167.322¹
Aggravated animal abuse in the first degree
(1) A person commits the crime of aggravated animal abuse in the first degree if the person:
(a) Maliciously kills an animal; or
(b) Intentionally or knowingly tortures an animal.
(2) Aggravated animal abuse in the first degree is a Class C felony and the Oregon Criminal Justice Commission shall classify the offense as crime category 6 of the sentencing guidelines grid.
(3) As used in this section:
(a) Maliciously means intentionally acting with a depravity of mind and reckless and wanton disregard of life.
(b) Torture means an action taken for the primary purpose of inflicting pain. [1995 c.663 §2; 2001 c.926 §9; 2013 c.719 §3]