Full Statute Name:  West's Oregon Revised Statutes Annotated. Title 48. Animals. Chapter 600. Swine. 600.150. Restrictive Confinement of a Pregnant Pig.

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Primary Citation:  O.R.S. § 600.150 Country of Origin:  United States Last Checked:  January, 2024 Alternate Citation:  600.150. Restrictive confinement of a pregnant pig, OR ST § 600.150 Date Adopted:  2007 Historical: 
Summary: This Oregon law makes the restrictive confinement of a pregnant pig illegal in the state to phase out the use of gestation crates in the Oregon farming industry. The law makes it illegal to confine a pregnant pig in a way that prevents them from lying down and fully extending their limbs or turning around freely. There are some exceptions to this law, such as for transportation, veterinary care, or during the slaughtering process.

600.150. Restrictive confinement of a pregnant pig

(1) As used in this section:  

(a) “Pig” means a porcine animal of a type maintained as livestock.  

(b) “Turning around freely” means having the ability to turn in a complete circle in an enclosure without an impediment, including a tether, and without touching any side of the enclosure.  

(2) A person commits the offense of restrictive confinement of a pregnant pig if the person confines a pregnant pig for more than 12 hours during any 24-hour period in a manner that prevents the pregnant pig from:   

(a) Lying down and fully extending its limbs; or  

(b) Turning around freely.  

(3) Subsection (2) of this section does not apply to a pregnant pig:  

(a) That is being transported;  

(b) In a rodeo exhibition, a state or county fair exhibition or a similar exhibition;  

(c) During the slaughtering process;  

(d) During lawful scientific or agricultural research;  

(e) During an examination, operation or test by a veterinarian or during temporary treatment for veterinary purposes; or  

(f) In the seven-day period before the pig farrows.  

(4) The offense of restrictive confinement of a pregnant pig is a Class A violation.  


Added by Laws 2007, c. 722, § 1, eff. Jan. 1, 2008.  

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