Oregon Ban on Snare and Leghold Traps, Measure 5 (1980)

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The Oregon Ban on Snare and Leghold Traps Act, also known as Measure 5, was on the November 4, 1980 ballot in Oregon as an initiated state statute, where it was defeated. The measure would have banned snare and leghold traps, except temporarily to control predatory livestock loss or human health and safety.[1]

Election results

Oregon Measure 5 (1980)
ResultVotesPercentage
Defeatedd No728,17363.10%
Yes 425,890 36.90%

Election results via: Oregon Blue Book

Text of measure

The language appeared on the ballot as:[1]

5. FORBIDS USE, SALE OF SNARE, LEGHOLD TRAPS FOR MOST PURPOSES
QUESTION - Shall set, use of snare, leghold traps be forbidden, except for predator control until 1985, or to protect human health?

PURPOSE - Proposed measures would forbid sale and use of snare and leghold traps, except temporarily to control predatory animals causing livestock loss, with State Agriculture Department permit. After November 10, 1985, measures would forbid sale and use of snare and leghold traps for any reason except to protect human health and safety, with State Health Division permit. Would not forbid use or sale of mouse, rate, gopher traps, or live “box” traps. Imposes penalties for violations.

ESTIMATE OF FINANCIAL EFFECT - Passage of this measure will eliminate the sale of trapping increases and tags, reducing state revenue by $83,000 a year.

YES □

NO □ [2]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 Oregon State Library, "State of Oregon Official Voters' Pamphlet," accessed December 9, 2013
  2. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.