Go Daddy CEO is an Elephant Killer

@RawBill1 (8542)
Gold Coast, Australia
March 31, 2011 8:00pm CST
I have always recommended GoDaddy as a the site to go to for Domain Names. We have always used them as have many other people, but I will no longer be using this site or recommending them to others. The reason for this is a video which shows the CEO of GoDaddy murdering a "problem" elephant in Africa. There is an article and the video here. http://renegadehealth.com/blog/2011/03/31/boycott-godaddy-ceo-bob-parsons/#more-4908 There is a blow by blow description of the video which saves you from having to watch it if things like this disturb you. I am pretty sure that this is not an April Fools joke as I actually heard about it yesterday which would have been more than a day before April Fools in the USA where the article originates from. Lots of people have been talking about it in the vegan world as it has horrified a lot of people. This could cost GoDaddy millions! In my opinion Elephants should be protected and should certainly not be hunted for sport or the thrill of it. So what are your thoughts? Are you going to take your business elsewhere from now on? Or do you think that this matter should be kept separate from the GoDaddy business, do you plan to keep using them even though the CEO is into cruelty to animals?
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@veganbliss (3891)
• Adelaide, Australia
1 Apr 11
Maaaaate... boycott the buggers & tell them (& everyone else) exactly why! Don't go back to them unless the CEO turns vegan for life!. I can't say I've heard of it before you mentioned it now. There are certainly other ways to deal with "problem" elephants. I doubt if the elephant is the whole problem, but may be responding to a problem elsewhere. There's probably even a good animal communicator not far from where the elephant is or was. You know my position on the whole thing... killing a sentient being can never be justified. Go EthicalRawBill1
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@RawBill1 (8542)
• Gold Coast, Australia
1 Apr 11
Exactly! The elephants are just trying to live their lives as they always have! I am quite certain that they do not go out killing the humans that have destroyed their environment! Yes, I do know your position on these matters my friend! Elephants a magnificent creatures and it blows me away that people like this rich redneck idiot can go around thinking that he is doing the right thing. Hopefully he will learn a huge financial lesson from this! It is a pity that the company is not public as it's share price would have copped a flogging today if it was!
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• Adelaide, Australia
1 Apr 11
Someone's got to give the bugger a darn good hiding! I want him to go on trial in a German court. Many Years ago, I found this one: In Germany, the district court in Hamm fined two organizers of an angling contest for cruelty to animals. The judge noted that it's a sad statement about society if "fish are only considered some sort of sports equipment like a football." Their heart is is in the right place
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@RawBill1 (8542)
• Gold Coast, Australia
1 Apr 11
Wow! That is amazing as fishing competitions are pretty common here! There have been some amazing comments all over Twitter and GoDaddy's Facebook page. They seem to have deleted some from there that they did not like. No official word from the gunman or the company yet. They seem to be ignoring it!
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@MsTickle (24752)
• Australia
3 Apr 11
I've never heard of that company but I will certainly not have anything to do with a company whose CEO behaves in such a way. I abhor the killing of animals especially by cruel methods.
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@RawBill1 (8542)
• Gold Coast, Australia
3 Apr 11
GoDaddy are one of the world's leading website hosting and domain name companies. A large amount of people when looking for a website name register it with GoDaddy or buy it from there if it already exists. Elephants are such gentle giants in my opinion, not the crazy beasts that he makes them out to be in his video.
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@JenInTN (27565)
• United States
2 Apr 11
I don't use Go Daddy but it would make a difference to me if I were going to or considering it. I agree that elephants should be protected and sport is one reason I don't agree with hunting. I am not against hunting for food, but the waste and the sport burn me up. I am not about that.
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@RawBill1 (8542)
• Gold Coast, Australia
2 Apr 11
I agree. Traditional cultures hunting animals for food is one thing. They generally do not waste anything and are conscious of the environment and their affect on it. Hunters who kill for the fun of it are just ruthless idiots with no real concern for the environment usually.
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@shaace (105)
• Singapore
1 Apr 11
Thanks RawBill1. I use goDaddy service before. Thanks to this post. I will no longer use goDaddy from now. Boooo Boooo
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@RawBill1 (8542)
• Gold Coast, Australia
2 Apr 11
That is good to hear that you will avoid this cruel persons business. If customers disappear, then maybe he will sit up and take notice of his actions!
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@ANTIQUELADY (36491)
• United States
1 Apr 11
Hi Bill, I have never used that site & sure want start now. People do such sad things.
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@RawBill1 (8542)
• Gold Coast, Australia
2 Apr 11
Yes, it is terribly sad. I think a lot of people will be avoiding his company now. Hit him where it hurts him the most. When his business suffers all of a sudden, then he may rethink his actions and pastimes.
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@paula27661 (15900)
• Australia
1 Apr 11
I could not watch it...I have used GoDaddy and I am too having second thoughts about doing so again. I cannot believe anyone could kill an elephant in cold blood like that...I am shocked....Things like that upset me deeply and I feel so disappointed this guy has done this. To think I liked GoDaddy...Darn it, that is awful!
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@RawBill1 (8542)
• Gold Coast, Australia
2 Apr 11
I know Paula. It is not only a shame for the Elephants sake, but also for the sake of his business which I always felt was good, but now that I have looked into his values, there is no way that I could support this company ever again.
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• China
1 Apr 11
I stand by your side .all people who have conscience and ecological awareness must boycotty and condemn Go Daddy CEO for his murdering a elephant in Africa.Wild animals are friends of human beings.For some species like the elephant,there is not enough time for us to protect them much less killing them.I dont know why the CEO did so.
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@RawBill1 (8542)
• Gold Coast, Australia
2 Apr 11
So true! These creatures need our help in order to survive, so killing them is far from what we should be doing. I think the CEO just loves the feeling he gets from the power of killing such a huge beast. He has some insecurity issues deep down inside I feel.
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@kaka135 (13418)
• Malaysia
1 Apr 11
If this is true, then I really won't use GoDaddy, though it's been recommended by many people. Though the service provided by him and his personality is not related, he can be a cruel person, yet he can still provide good service, since I have a choice, I do not want to support such a cruel person. Anyway, I did not registered my domain name with GoDaddy, so I do not have any worries now.
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@RawBill1 (8542)
• Gold Coast, Australia
1 Apr 11
We have registered a few with GoDaddy over the years so now we are going to look into moving them elsewhere. Hopefully others show their support for these majestic creatures by doing the same. It is a real shame as their business was good. He might have ruined his own business unwittingly by participating in this cruel act.
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@pergammano (7756)
• Canada
1 Apr 11
OH! OH! RawBill...you brought out my "bandbox", now I am going to jump on it...STOP the idiocy! Most of my internet time, away from "myLot" is spent on another site, "Care2" with it's devotion to animal right's, so I guess I would be considered an activist! NO...I could NOT/would NOT watch the Video...but I truly hope, with you posting this...that a loud and clear message will be sent to GoDaddy! I don't understand what it has to do with the 'vegan" world...but I sure understand what it has to do with Mother Nature's domain! P,S....an update on my chocolate diatribe...Hershey's announced a 10% increase in chocolate products yesterday, other's to follow, and will rise even further, as all the Chocolate from the Ivory Coast is embargo'd.
@RawBill1 (8542)
• Gold Coast, Australia
2 Apr 11
I am joining care2 now as that looks like a good place to hang out with like minded people and to keep up to date with environmental issues and animal rights. As most vegans are into animal rights and I know a lot of vegans, this is where I first heard of the story of Bob Parsons Elephant shooting, so that is why I mentioned the word vegan. It is not just a vegan issue, but most vegans would be offended by his actions. Well, luckily for me I have never bought a Hershey's product and most likely never will! The chocolate that we sell and use originates from Peru and Indonesia.
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• Canada
3 Apr 11
NOT that I have the right...but I will give you a "big, hearty Welcome..to Care2!" Every voice counts! And I am sure you will stumble across my rantings there, too! And FB! Many, many carnivore's, believe it or not...are into "animal rights" too, and I am one! Gosh, Bill...there was a point in my life, I didn't want to eat anything after reading "The Secret Life of Plants" by Peter Tompkins, which is touted as a fascinating account of the physical, emotional and spiritual relations between plants and man. Animal rights..Plant rights..QUANDRY..you betcha. I understand you wouldn't buy chocolate from Hershey..but it is a barometer of what is happening with this now, commodity! The pressure will be on all other suppliers, and it scares me, with the powers of these Giants! Will look forward to finding you on Care2!
@RawBill1 (8542)
• Gold Coast, Australia
5 Apr 11
I am RawBill on Care2 so you should be able to find me there. I am still trying to work out how it all works and everything. I think it could be very time consuming searching my way through everything that is on there! "The Secret Life of Plants" is a book that we own, but we have loaned it out to someone who we cannot remember I think, as I went looking for it a while back to read and it was not in our book shelf.
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@Suzieqmom (2763)
• United States
23 Apr 11
You should post this on Facebook, too, and any other social network-type site you belong to. Stories like this need to be distributed to as wide an audience as possible.
@RawBill1 (8542)
• Gold Coast, Australia
29 Apr 11
I actually did post it on Facebook before I started this discussion. It was all over social networks within the first day of me hearing about it.