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14 thoughts on “Father of Pregnant Pacifica Woman Killed by Her Pet Pit Bull Writes Letter

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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!

  4. Thanks for sharing this letter, Doug Robinson. People have to become informed. Dogsbite.org 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

  5. 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.

  6. "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".

  7. 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.

  8. 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)"

  9. 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.

  10. She is a victim of Pit bull advocacy and those people will never be held accountable. Most of the time their dog attacks and they run and hide

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