Oregon is the second most animal-friendly state in the country, according to the Humane Society’s recent report.
Released Tuesday, the report gives Oregon a rating of 65 percent for enacting stringent animal-protections laws. Oregon is just behind California which received 71 percent. Oregon laws include felony penalties for cock and dog fighting, as well as banning pet crocodiles and shark fin trading.
Humane Society President and CEO, Wayne Pacelle, said these anti-cruelty laws set a good example for the rest of the country.
“I can assure you that the animal advocates in California and Oregon will be happy because you’ve helped pass so many more laws to help animals,” Pacelle said.
The report also suggests ways Oregon can improve their animal-cruelty laws, including mandatory counseling for animal-fighting offenders and banning ivory trading.
The full report can be read here.