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OpenID 70dd0968-b7d2-11e1-92d9-000bcdcb5194  |  8/11/2013 1:19 PM  |  Flag  
This heartbreak is the cost of the lie repeated over and over that these animals are just like any other dog.

Blogger Jonathan  |  8/11/2013 1:34 PM  |  Flag  
She sounded like a good person who bought into the entire hype, too bad she had to pay with her life and the life of her child. This story alone should be a big wake up call. However pit bull advocates and owners are not the realistic type. I still meet pit nuts in person who swear that every attack can be wrote off as someone doing something wrong and some other thing to blame it on.

Blogger snack sized dog  |  8/11/2013 2:46 PM  |  Flag  
This letter is so horribly sad. If Darla had been told the truth about pit bulls - that while some pit bulls never become aggressive, others will launch a deadly attack no matter how well they are raised - she could have made an honest and informed choice.

Instead she was lied to.

These lies forced a man whose daughter CHOSE him to be her father, who listened to his gut, and who knew those lies for what they were, to have to watch helplessly as Darla let herself get led down the garden path.

And then he had to watch as lies were told about his daughter to protect pit bulls. So horribly sad.

Blogger vintage  |  8/12/2013 5:39 PM  |  Flag  
49 more Americans have been killed by Pit Bulls since Ms. Napora and her baby died...But the big pit bull money machine keep rolling!

Blogger Your Quiet Neighbor  |  8/13/2013 11:17 AM  |  Flag  
Speaking of the big pit bull money machine...

Anyone still donating to the ASPCA? If so, why?

Blogger Don Bauermeister  |  8/14/2013 11:41 AM  |  Flag  
Thanks for sharing this letter, Doug Robinson. People have to become informed. is the place to get the truth.

Collectively, I believe we are having an influence on the conventional wisdom in this country. People are starting to undertand that pit bulls are "inherently dangerous".

-Don, Omaha

Blogger Branwyne Finch  |  8/14/2013 2:34 PM  |  Flag  
So terribly tragic, and totally preventable. If Darla and her husband had chosen to own beagles, or poodles, or Golden Retrievers instead of pit bulls, she and her child would be alive today. But she was a victim of pit bull advocacy, which assures kind hearted animal lovers that as long as you raise a dog from puppyhood and treat it with love, it will never display aggressive behavior. Darla bought into the BadRap propaganda, that pit bulls are no different than Golden Retrievers, or labs, or poodles.....and she paid a terrible price.

I would like to know where the killer dog came from. Mr. Robinson suggests that this dog was "rescued" in his letter. What organization adopted out this ticking time bomb to this young couple? It's time that the public knows which rescue groups are placing dangerous dogs into our communities.

I also think that whoever was responsible for placing this dog with Darla and her husband is responsible for her death. I hope Darla's family considers a wrongful death suit against the rescue group or breeder that put this canine psychopath in their home. If not, consider letting the public know where the dog came from, so that other families can avoid these zealots.

Blogger orangedog  |  8/14/2013 8:29 PM  |  Flag  
"It's time that the public knows which rescue groups are placing dangerous dogs into our communities."

Easy. All of them. At least any that will deal in pit bulls... I mean, "lab/boxer mixes".

Blogger Your Quiet Neighbor  |  8/15/2013 11:35 AM  |  Flag  
Here in Tucson, Arizona, the biggest pit pumpers are the Pima Animal Care Center, our tax-supported pound, and the Humane Society of Southern Arizona. I stopped donating to HSSA years ago and encourage others to do the same.

Blogger Dixie Harris  |  8/23/2013 3:15 AM  |  Flag  
I was attacked by pit bull in utah3 years ago lucky to be alive lot scar tissue in my leg been to quite few drs still very bad expereince

Blogger vintage  |  8/29/2013 5:20 AM  |  Flag  
Nearly 50 more Americans have been killed by pit bulls since Darla's death...11 of them in California.

"BSL NEVER WORKS (for Pit Bull Breeders, Dog Fighters and the otherwise unemployable who work in Pit Bull Rescue)"

Blogger Colleen Lynn  |  11/13/2013 11:44 AM  |  Flag  
Doug Robinson recently testified before the Yakima City Council 11/13/13:

Yakima County resident whose daughter, Darla, was mauled to death by her own pet pit bull in California in 2011. She was 6 months pregnant at the time. “Darla respected animals,” Robinson said. “She really believed in these dogs and that they just needed a break, and yet that ended her life.”

Blogger Jensen Family  |  12/30/2014 1:32 PM  |  Flag  
This is so tragic! I'm 7 months pregnant now and I can't imagine what she went through . The desperation she must have felt to protect her unborn baby and I'm sure the confusion of the sudden attack!
I am appalled to read that the dog's ashes were buried with her! Who's idea was that?! Maybe people thought she would've wanted it that way? Surely she wouldn't want that beast lying next to her after attacking her at such a vulnerable state.
Hey husband! Your wife and baby were murdered by your pitbull.... Maybe it's time to stop advocating for them don't you think??? Glad she has her Dad's support.

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