Oregon Considers Ban on Live Animal Markets and Requiring Report on Zoonotic Diseases

Oregon House Bill 3204 would direct the state to prepare a report analyzing the state’s current framework for addressing zoonotic diseases, establish a list of wildlife that may not be possessed in the state due to potential transmission of zoonotic diseases, and prohibit the live sale of non-native wildlife for the purpose of human consumption. “Livestock” and “shellfish” would be exempted from the non-native sale prohibition.