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It's not the first time that Godaddy CEO Bob Parsons went on an African vacation to kill elephants. 


This time, he had a video made, showing how courageously he ambushes a bull elephant with a rifle that kills the creature in a few shots. 

The video lamely suggests that the "problem" elephant was trampling a farmer's field, and if it wasn't killed the farmer would starve, as though there aren't other ways to prevent the problem. 

Afterwards, the video shows a bunch of apparent locals, many wearing Godaddy hats, fighting among themselves to tear the flesh off the elephant. 

Godaddy is the same company that uses suggestive sexual ads in its Superbowl commercials. 




Here's what PETA has to say:

Bob Parsons, the CEO of GoDaddy.com (a major Internet domain-hosting company), has killed at least one elephant and a leopard for his personal enjoyment. PETA is closing its account with Go Daddy and urges everyone to follow suit.

It has been well established that elephants are capable of experiencing emotions, including joy, anger, grief, and sympathy. They play with each other and can reason and use tools; they have exceptional memories and form enduring bonds with other elephants. They work together and comfort and protect each other. Elephant offspring stay with their mothers for many years--males for up to 15 years and females for their entire lives. Killing a single elephant can devastate a family, and their mourning ritual over the death of a family member rivals any that we humans have developed.

Parsons is hiding behind the lame claim that killing elephants helps farmers in Africa whose crops are damaged by the animals. In fact, there are ample effective and nonlethal methods to deter elephants from crops, including using chili-infused string and beehives on poles to create low-cost "fences." Instead of coming up with flimsy excuses for killing these highly intelligent and social animals, Parsons should use his wealth to fund humane solutions to human/elephant conflicts.

Please take a moment to send an e-mail to Bob Parsons letting him know that you won't use GoDaddy.com's services until he stops shooting animals.

 

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But I won't use this man's services ever. What a ... by zonie on Saturday, Apr 2, 2011 at 7:47:03 AM
It is obvious that the elephant's I.Q. is much hig... by RMF47 on Saturday, Apr 2, 2011 at 12:32:06 PM
What is the purpose of killing elephants? It is mu... by Allen Gerhardt on Saturday, Apr 2, 2011 at 8:54:12 PM