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GoDaddy.com CEO Brags About Killing Wild Elephants (Video)

GoDaddy.com CEO Brags About Killing Wild Elephants (Video)

No, this isn’t an April Fool’s joke.

Bob Parsons, CEO of the internet domain hosting company Go Daddy, recently posted a video blog that shows him shooting and killing an elephant while on a hunting trip in Zimbabwe.

Despite public outcry from animal rights activists and Go Daddy customers, Parsons says he’s not ashamed of his reprehensible action, and claims he was helping villagers whose crops were trampled.

Watch clips of the disturbing video below:

Tell GoDaddy CEO Bob Parsons: Stop Shooting Elephants!

Although its true that elephant herds can be something of a nuisance to African farmers, there are proven methods of alleviating human-elephant conflicts without injuring or killing elephants, says advocacy group In Defense of Animals.

Real conservationists are working toward real solutions that include promoting responsible land use policies that address the needs of elephants and people so the two can live in harmony, says the group. Non-lethal methods include elephant-repellents such as chile peppers and bees, and guards to make noise and shine spotlights on the elephants when they approach the crops at night.

Despite Parsons’ self-serving claims that elephants are not endangered in Africa because populations may have increased in some countries, the recent increase in poaching and civil strife continue to drive the African elephant toward extinction.

First, I find it hard to believe that Parsons flew all the way from Arizona to Zimbabwe to do the people of this village a solid by slaughtering an innocent elephant.

Second, if Parsons has any real interest in helping African farmers and feeding the people of Zimbabwe, he would dip into his overflowing pockets and contribute to the efforts of real conservation groups working to protect farmers and the wildlife around them. Killing elephants will not solve Zimbabwe’s problems.

Want to tell Parsons what you think of his video? Sign the petitions below:

Tell GoDaddy CEO Bob Parsons: Stop Shooting Elephants
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2:33AM PDT on May 2, 2013

What an evil man! He should be protectingbanimals instead of hunting them.

2:42AM PDT on Jun 19, 2012

I hope that this oxygen thief has a miserable life

5:05AM PST on Feb 5, 2012

Killing wild elephants???? What atrocity!!!! they should make him pay to the people in the country he kill that elephant... triple of its value to help the organization save the elephants.

3:07PM PST on Jan 27, 2012

Another case of a small man trying to feel like a bigboy by killing a big animal.The guy's a bitch and probably can't fight his way out of a paper bag.I'd love to go man to man with that guy and beat him down.We'll see how brave he is without a gun.I don't use GoDaddy and since i read this i never will

2:33PM PDT on Sep 24, 2011

Marcia has a good point. I am a customer of this man's company. He used to have obnoxious, loud, pounding, bass music on hold. I complained numerous times before they finally changed the music. He also hires really beautiful woman for his TV ads as if his product doesn't have the quality to promote itself.

10:34AM PDT on Sep 24, 2011

This man is pathetic and probably on the ultimate power trip of taking lives. He should be the poster child for promoting birth control and allowing abortion.

10:32AM PDT on Sep 24, 2011

This man is pathetic. Probably a control freak who is on the ultimate power trip of taking lives. He should be the poster child for supporting birth control and abortion.

10:28AM PDT on Sep 24, 2011

I have long held the view that killing an animal for fun is done by people who are inadequate sexually.
They have no joy in life, are bitter and twisted and take revenge for their miserable existence by inflicting pain and suffering on beautiful creatures.
I imagine that Heaven is full of animals and people who harm them go to Hell.

3:54AM PDT on Jun 1, 2011

Maybe someone should give an Elephant a gun to shoot him !

10:29AM PDT on May 30, 2011

What a horrible man he must be. The story has made me really angry and I wish the elephants could have stampeded and trampled on him.

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