October 21, 2019

Humane Voters Oregon recently released its 2019 legislative scorecards - voting records to show how Oregon legislators (those people who pass laws in Salem) voted on animal related issues in 2019, including issues such as a ban on coyote-killing cont...

July 31, 2019

Last minute bargaining at the end of each legislative session produces a so-called "Christmas Tree Bill" to fund various pet projects - often in exchange for favors during the session. This year the bill is House Bill 5050 and it includes an addition...

July 6, 2019

The Oregon Legislature adjourned its 2019 Regular Session on June 30. As usual, the session was mixed for animal welfare. Several good bills passed and several bad bills were defeated. However, some good bills failed to gain traction or otherwise did...

June 6, 2019

The Oregon State Senate voted today to pass Senate Bill 723, the bill to ban cruel contests that award prizes for killing the most coyotes. Thank you to all our supporters who contacted their state senators to urge them to vote "yes" on the bill.

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May 26, 2019

Senate Bill 723, the bill to ban cruel contests that award prizes for killing the most coyotes, recently won approval from a second committee of the Oregon State Senate. Now it needs approval by the full Senate so it can go to the House of Representa...

May 17, 2019

Our friends at the Animal Legal Defense Fund (ALDF) are exploring whether the makers of Tillamook brand dairy products accurately represent the types of dairies that produce the milk for their products (small family farm v. large industrial dairy, et...

April 28, 2019

The 2019 Oregon Legislature convened in January and recently passed a number of mid-session deadlines for proposals to move or die. On the positive side, highlights included bills moving forward to ban coyote-killing contests, to prohibit cyanide dev...

April 16, 2019

In response to recent coyote killing contests like the one shown above near Burns, we joined other groups in supporting Senate Bill 723, which would ban these cruel contests in Oregon. After lots of advocacy and careful negotiation, the bill passed o...

April 2, 2019

Humane Voters Oregon was recently featured on The Animal Marketing Podcast by Avenue digital marketing. Listen here for a discussion of our history and thoughts leading into the 2019 session of the Oregon Legislature.

March 16, 2019

Two bills to help pets find homes will be heard this Thursday, March 20, in the Oregon Legislature. 

House Bill 2804 would prohibit a retail pet store from selling dogs, cats or rabbits unless they come from qualified shelters and rescues (a proposed...

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