(1) A person commits the crime of cockfighting if the person knowingly:
(a) Owns, possesses, keeps, rears, trains, buys, sells or advertises or otherwise offers to sell a fighting bird.
(b) Promotes or participates in, or performs services in furtherance of, the conducting of a cockfight. As used in this paragraph, "services in furtherance" includes, but is not limited to, transporting spectators to a cockfight, handling fighting birds, organizing, advertising or refereeing a cockfight and providing, or acting as stakeholder for, money wagered on a cockfight.
(c) Keeps, uses or manages, or accepts payment of admission to, a place for the conducting of a cockfight.
(d) Suffers or permits a place in the possession or control of the person to be occupied, kept or used for the conducting of a cockfight.
(e) Manufactures, buys, sells, barters, exchanges, possesses, advertises or otherwise offers to sell a gaff, slasher or other sharp implement designed for attachment to a fighting bird with the intent that the gaff, slasher or other sharp implement be used in cockfighting.
(2) Subsection (1)(a) of this section does not apply to the owning, possessing, keeping, rearing, buying, selling, advertising or otherwise offering for sale of a bird for purposes other than training the bird as a fighting bird, using or intending to use the bird in cockfighting or supplying the bird knowing that the bird is intended to be used in cockfighting.
(3) Cockfighting is a Class C felony. [2003 c.484 §2]
Note: See note under 167.426 (Definitions for ORS 167.426 to 167.439).
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