Thursday, December 4, 2008

Councilwoman-elect trying to ban pit bulls in North Plains

NORTH PLAINS, Ore. -- There are no cities in Oregon that ban pit bulls, but a lawmaker in the small town of North Plains wants to change that.

KGW report on proposed pit bull ban Councilwoman-elect Ann Ogan was calling for a ban on pit bulls. She told Newschannel 8, a ban would be the first action she'd take once in office.

"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 continue in this country?" said Ogan.

Ogan wanted all pit bulls and pit bull mixes gone for good in North Plains.
This came on the heels of a number of incidents involving pit bulls in the Portland area; three attacks in the past couple of weeks.

But Ann Nichols, with a pit bull rescue group, argues that bans are not the solution and come out of fear.

"Banning a breed just doesn't work. It flat out doesn't work. It gives people a false sense of security that these are the only dogs that bite," said Nichols.

But Ogan hopes an ordinance will pass after she gets sworn in next month and proposes the pit bull ban.

1 comment:

Brandy Roth said...

I really hope this doesn't pass and I have already written the city about it.