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April 19th, 2011 CEO earns new title of “copycat killer” as his elephant killing mirrors that of a hunter who killed one with a bow in 2009

Both killings were in Zimbabwe, were for fun and both used the Internet to glorify their murders


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April 7th, 2011

On March 8, 2011 Bob Parsons, the self-exalted Boss of GoDaddy, murdered a supposedly dangerous bull elephant in Zimbabwe. He brazenly videotaped the horrific event so he could brag on his website about his humanitarian and heroic efforts.

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April 07, 2011


On March 8, 2011 Bob Parsons, the self-exalted Boss of GoDaddy, murdered a supposedly dangerous bull elephant in Zimbabwe. He brazenly videotaped the horrific event so he could brag on his website about his humanitarian and heroic efforts.


Elephants in Crisis is outraged at this brutal act and find no heroics in his hiding in the dark waiting for an elephant to wander by and then blindly blasted away hoping to kill a bull elephant. In his lust for blood, he actually murdered an innocent female. Based on his history and own words, we wonder how many elephants Bob actually killed on his 10-day jaunt, especially since he says this was a typical day in his hunt.


People like Bob will always try to justify their horrendous actions to legitimize what they do. As the outcry becomes more intense, Bob is now wrapping himself in the legality of it saying that the tribal elders invited him (Bob, their hero is the only one who can save them!) and that a government agent was with him to make sure that everything was done “by the books”.


Our investigation shows that things were not necessarily done by the book. First of all, he killed a female, not a bull, which is outlawed by Zimbabwe hunting laws. The laws also say that only nocturnal animals can be hunted at night and the elephant is not a nocturnal animal. And the use of lights at night is also prohibited while hunting. “Way to go, government agent! Job well done! You earned your pay!” Of course, when you know who to pay, and pay Big Daddy Bucks, things like “laws” and “rules” are easily overlooked in corrupt countries.

The purported excuse that the “problem” elephant was crushing the sorghum fields loses steam as you watch the scene of the butchering of the elephant. The villagers who were swarming the elephant carcass are crushing any crops in the area. No one cared about the fields, the farmer, or the law. It was all about the KILL! A beautiful wild elephant was murdered for fun!


Elephants In Crisis and real conservationists are working toward humane solutions that include promoting responsible land use policies that address the needs of elephants and people so the two can coexist in harmony. Farmers can learn how to implement methods of alleviating human-elephant conflicts without injuring or killing elephants. Some of these methods include the use of proven elephant-repellers such as chili peppers and bees.


But it also includes guards to make noise and shine spotlights on the elephants when they approach the crops at night…which would have been an effective and admirable alternative for Bob if they really were there to protect the crops instead wanting another trophy. They wanted to see the blood of the animal spilled on the ground as they waiting quietly in the dark to ambush the elephants. Bob’s blood lust was quenched, and he got his “fifteen minutes of fame” as he posed for the cameras.


Elephants In Crisis wants to turn Bob Parsons’ “fifteen minutes of fame” into “fifteen years of shame”. You can help by hitting Bob where it hurts in more ways than one. Move all your domain names, hosting and other internet services to Elephant Domains and away from GoDaddy. By doing so, you will hit Bob in the pocket and help save elephants around the world as a portion of every dollar spent on is donated to Elephants In Crisis. Remember, EVERY ELEPHANT COUNTS!!!