2017 ORS 336.067¹
Topics given special emphasis in instruction
“In public schools special emphasis shall be given to instruction in:
(a) Honesty, morality, courtesy, obedience to law, respect for the national flag, the Constitution of the United States and the Constitution of the State of Oregon, respect for parents and the home, the dignity and necessity of honest labor and other lessons that tend to promote and develop an upright and desirable citizenry. . . .
(d) Humane treatment of animals.” (Source)
Reported Animal Abuse Cases
KVAL.com reported that a 15-year-old girl killed a puppy by repeatedly throwing the animal to the floor. She then sent text messages to family members telling them that the puppy was dead and stating, “Ha ha ha.” Police took the girl into custody on one count of aggravated animal abuse in the first degree.