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Go Daddy CEO catches flak for “elephant snuff film”

Kevin Murphy, March 28, 2011, 12:08:54 (UTC), Domain Registrars

Bob Parsons has come in for criticism for a recent video diary in which he headed to Zimbabwe to hunt elephant.

A petition launched yesterday at Change.org, entitled “Tell Go Daddy’s CEO: Real Men Don’t Kill Elephants” has attracted over 400 signatures.

The petition describes Parsons’ video as “basically a gruesome, 4-minute elephant snuff film”.

You can watch it here, if you can stomach the AC/DC soundtrack, photos of Parsons grinning over the corpse, and the scene where dozens of Zimbabweans (many wearing Go Daddy baseball caps) greedily tear up the elephant’s carcass.

The justification presented in the video is that “problem” elephants have been destroying crops, putting farmers’ livelihoods at risk.

The petitioner says there are better, more humane ways of dealing with the problem.

I expect this kind of PR plays well to the NASCAR crowd. To desk-bound, liberal-elite media, city-boy vegetarians such as myself, less so.

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Comments (10)

  1. Chang says:

    From what I have read if you kill one family member of an elephant’s family then you have to kill them all b/c they sit around and mourn, some even say cry, but that is disputed, for days and days when one of them dies. They won’t leave the carcass.

    Not sure of the motives here or how smart Bob Parsons is for doing this.

    So wherever crops may need to be planted, which is mostly everywhere, humans come first? Is this the message he wants to relay to us?

    How strange a video with AC/DC also.

  2. Jeff T says:

    By what criteria do you rank yourself as elite?

    • Kevin Murphy says:

      🙂

      I was being self-deprecating, believe it or not.

      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Liberal_elite

      “The term liberal elite is a political phrase to describe affluent, politically liberal-leaning people. It is commonly used with the pejorative implication that the people who claim to support the rights of the working class are themselves members of the upper class, or upper middle class, and are therefore out of touch with the real needs of the people they claim to support and protect. The phrase “liberal elite” should not be confused with the term “elite” as used by writers such as Vilfredo Pareto and C. Wright Mills. They use the term to mean those who exercise the most political power.”

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  4. Titonium says:

    This faggot punk certainly Doesn’t deserve to live him self!!! How Dare you take an inteligent creature off of this planet!! If you were in front of me this moment; I would simply beat you mister CEO to a bloody pulp MAN to MAN!!!!!!!!!!

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