Tell GoDaddy's CEO: Real Men Don't Kill Elephants

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Originally Posted: 1 April 2011

Tell GoDaddy's CEO: Real Men Don't Kill Elephants

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Tell GoDaddy's CEO Bob Parsons that though he fancies himself a hero for killing an elephant, the fact is there are many more humane, gun-free ways to keep elephants away from crops.

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INFORMATION / TALKING POINTS

In a video blog he posted on March 14, Go Daddy Founder and CEO Bob Parsons shoots and kills an elephant while he’s on vacation in Africa.

"Each year I go to Zimbabwe and hunt problem elephant," Parsons writes. "It's one of the most benefecial and rewarding things I do."

Hunting Problem Elephant – My 2011 Vacation is basically a gruesome, 4-minute elephant snuff film. Parsons guns down a bull elephant and then poses beside the carcass. The next morning, dozens of villagers – all wearing Go Daddy hats – are shown butchering the fallen beast.

“Bulls do not return to fields. Crops are saved. Team leaves to find another farmer in need of help,” the end title reads.

While Parsons fancies himself a hero, the fact is there are many more humane, gun-free ways to keep elephants away from crops.

Conservationists and farmers have been working together to create harmless elephant-shooing devices, such as chili-infused string fences, beehives on poles, and people standing guard to bang bamboo sticks, ring cowbells and shine spotlights on the elephants when they approach the crops at night.


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