Skip to comments.Pregnant woman mauled to death by family pit bull was in group arguing that the animals are safe
Posted on 08/17/2011 11:49:53 PM PDT by Borough Park
A pregnant woman who was mauled to death by one of her pet pit bull terriers belonged to group campaigning to convince people that the animals aren't dangerous, it has emerged.
Darla Napora, 32, was bitten dozens of times and found by her husband Greg covered in blood outstretched on their living room floor in Pacifica, California.
Police say the two-year-old unneutered pit bull believed to be responsible was hovering around the woman, who had major injuries to her upper body and face.
It has since emerged Napora was a member of Bay Area Dog Lovers Responsible About Pit Bulls, a group that does its best to convince people that pit bulls aren't really that dangerous.
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Tragedy mixed in with irony. Here is a link to the group she was a member of: http://www.badrap.org
What a horrible and tragic story :-(
It reminds me of the people who think it is safe to have chimps as pets. It is NOT! Chimps are unpredictable and
extremely dangerous.... as are Pit bulls.
For years a chimp is a lovable companion animal...then one day it chews someones foot off in 30 seconds flat.
Darwin award, posthumously.
It’s a shame. And while I think these pets can be trained, I would never want one or trust one enough. Especially not with kids around.
Mr Napora, who still believes the dogs are not dangerous, has said he will bury his wife with the dead pet.
The people who usually have this happen fail to understand the one thing constant about all dogs, no matter the breed.
They all want to be the alpha dog. When you fail to continually assert your dominence, tragedies will occur.
Dogs need to be clear on the concept that your the top dog and every interaction with your dog needs to continually make that point clear.
That’s kinda warped, unless, he wanted to get rid of the wife. Than it has a different tone.
"They are the most loving animals I have ever had in my life. Whatever happened right now was not the breed's fault," said Napora, who found his wife dead when he returned to the couple's Pacifica home from his construction job with plans to take her to lunch Thursday. "It was just a freak accident."
I know I find them very irritating.
The problem is that people do not understand a dog’s need to know his place in the hierarchy. A dog does not understand the term parity. They look at an owner who doesn’t dominate as an alpha dog who might be sick or dying. A chance to become the new alpha dog.
Just watch what a dog does when you stop and get gas, for example. The first thing a dog does, when you exit the vehicle, is sit in the driver’s seat. They aren’t doing that because you kept the seat warm or that they wanted to get closer to you. They did it because you vacated your alpha position and they saw a need to fill it.
It’s funny, but true.
Even more ironic her ‘BADRAP’ membership renewal showed up in the mailbox today.
I wonder what would happen if you came back and got in the passenger seat and the dog realized it couldn’t drive ?
The dog doesn’t realize that, in the car, his inability to drive makes him the alpha dog.
In the car, you’re Jeeves. :)
Yeah, sure, that seems reasonable. I would advise, warn all tele-marketers, salespeople not to waste time calling this guy, that he's not an easy sell, I don't think.
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