ORS 167.426¹
Definitions for ORS 167.426 to 167.439

As used in ORS 167.426 (Definitions for ORS 167.426 to 167.439) to 167.439 (Forcible recovery of a fighting bird):

(1) “Cockfight” means a fight between two or more birds that is arranged by a person and that has the purpose or probable result of one bird inflicting injury to another bird.

(2) “Constructive possession” means an exercise of dominion and control over the location and treatment of property without taking physical possession of the property.

(3) “Fighting bird” means a bird that is intentionally reared or trained for use in, or that actually is used in, a cockfight.

(4) “Gaff” means an artificial steel spur designed for attachment to the leg of a fighting bird in replacement of the bird’s natural spurs.

(5) “Slasher” means a steel weapon resembling a curved knife blade designed for attachment to the foot of a fighting bird.

(6) “Source bird” means:

(a) A hen used to produce one or more chicks intended for eventual use as fighting birds; or

(b) A chick being reared with the intent that the chick eventually be used as a fighting bird or as a hen described in paragraph (a) of this subsection. [2003 c.484 §1; 2017 c.276 §1]

Note: 167.426 (Definitions for ORS 167.426 to 167.439) to 167.439 (Forcible recovery of a fighting bird) were enacted into law by the Legislative Assembly but were not added to or made a part of ORS chapter 167 or any series therein by legislative action. See Preface to Oregon Revised Statutes for further explanation.

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)

1 Legislative Counsel Committee, CHAPTER 167—Offenses Against General Welfare and Animals, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ors167.­html (2019) (last ac­cessed May 16, 2020).
2 Legislative Counsel Committee, Annotations to the Oregon Revised Stat­utes, Cumulative Supplement - 2019, Chapter 167, https://­www.­oregonlegislature.­gov/­bills_laws/­ors/­ano167.­html (2019) (last ac­cessed May 16, 2020).
3 OregonLaws.org assembles these lists by analyzing references between Sections. Each listed item refers back to the current Section in its own text. The result reveals relationships in the code that may not have otherwise been apparent. Currency Information