Elephant-Killing CEO Bob Parsons Defiant as Shocked Customers Pull Accounts From GoDaddy
So maybe it wasn’t such a good idea for Big Bad Bob to videotape how he gets his African thrills? Maybe it was a bit much for people to take in the sight of him standing with an elephant he shot dead, grinning like a kid on Christmas?
GoDaddy’s CEO Bob Parsons flies to Zimbabwe loaded for the biggest land animal on Earth. He hangs around the farming villages known to have trouble with bulls in must. They ask him to kill the troublemakers, he cranks up the video camera, and he pretends Jack the Ripper lives next door. The elephants come by and — bang! — he shoots one dead.
Awesome. Then he posts the whole heroic episode online, and, oops. Well, wouldn’t you know? People like elephants.
Bob doesn’t understand why anyone’s upset — didn’t you see all the villagers tearing the carcass to bits?
“The people there have very little, many die each year from starvation and one of the problems they have is the elephants, of which there are thousands and thousands, that trash many of their fields destroying the crops. These people have literally nothing and when an elephant is killed it’s a big event for them, they are going to be able to eat some protein.”
You thinking what I’m thinking? I’m thinking a smarter CEO would have thought a little about the consequences of starring in an animal bloodbath. PETA, of all folks, is was a client of his:
The group said in a statement, “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. 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.”
Amen. And speaking of making a killing, how about GoDaddy’s rival, NameCheap.com?
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On top of that, we’ll donate $1 for each transfer to Save The Elephants at http://www.savetheelephants.org . .
Hey, Bob, wanna guess our next target? (Danica Patrick — pull!)Click here for reuse options!
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