Councilwoman-Elect Braves Ban
North Plains, OR - Currently, it is reported that no cities in Oregon ban pit bull type dogs, though Malheur County severely restricts them. After the recent explosion of pit bull attacks in the area, a lawmaker in the small town of North Plains wants to pass a pit bull ban. Councilwoman-elect Ann Ogan told reporters that a ban would be the first action she'd take once in office. Ogan wants pit bulls and their mixes gone for good in North Plains.
"I don't understand why it hasn't been done already. Why Portland doesn't do it, or Vancouver, Washington? Why do we allow this to continue in this country?" said Ogan.
Ann Ogan, asks the very questions DogsBite.org continues to ask. Why do we tolerate brutal mauling after brutal mauling? Does every American need to experience "attempted dismemberment" by a pit bull to comprehend how violent these attacks are? There are two reasons why we tolerate these attacks: zealotry and pit bull lobbying groups. We hope Ogan is ready for the showdown after she gets sworn in next month and proposes a pit bull ban.
12/02/08: Editorial: The Oregonian Editorial Board Responds to Recent Attacks
11/25/08: Pit Bull-Mix Owner "Surprised" by Sudden Attack
11/24/08: Girl Attacked by Pit Bull in Vancouver, Washington
11/21/08: Pit Bull Attack Stopped by 4 Men and Police Gunfire in Oregon