GoDaddy CEO claims his elephant hunt helped feed the hungry
April 1st, 2011
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The CEO of is under fire for an online video that shows him shooting and killing an elephant in Zimbabwe.

Bob Parsons, founder of the Scottsdale, Arizona-based web-hosting service, posted the graphic video on his Twitter account on March 14. The footage, shot March 8, shows him hunting an elephant on a farm and posing with a shotgun beside its corpse.

Parsons said he killed the animal for the good of local farmers whose crops are often destroyed by elephants. The video shows him walking through a field of flattened sorghum plants, which he said had been crushed by roaming elephants.

"They are subsistence farmers. If their crop isn't harvested, they don't eat," Parsons said.

He called the fact that the elephant meat provided food for the people "a bonus."

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  1. Jason 35
    Elephants Hate Chilli

    April 3, 2011 at 12:42 am |
  2. jmadey1744

    I am a self proclaimed expert on hunting mentality. i must adimit i never killed an animal in my life and i am not a peta member, as a matter of fact i love steak. it all comes down to the penis size. yes thats all it is, penis size. all those guys, who run around in camo and shoot these animals are simply suffering from SPS, yes S.P.S., (SMALL PENIS SYNDROME), apparently all this little man's money can not compensate for his awfull SPS problem. oh it's easy to spot those guys, they usually identify themselves to each other by highly secretive gestures (usually a NASCAR bumper sticker or the #3 on their truck).

    April 2, 2011 at 5:54 pm |
    • AleeD@jmadey1744

      (: Have you met Michele? :)

      April 4, 2011 at 7:43 am |
  3. Jdizzle McHammerpants

    What about this bird? Should the guy just put up with it?

    April 2, 2011 at 4:55 pm |
    • MeatEater

      I think he should call Bob Parson. Bob will have that bird shot, plucked and stuffed before dinner time. I hear hawk with plum sauce is quite delightful.

      April 2, 2011 at 5:31 pm |
  4. Pha

    If he hadn't shot the animal, just marybe a professional or goverment paid game warden would have done the same thing.
    Look at itm this way. If we aren't supposed to eat animals, why are they made of meat?

    April 2, 2011 at 4:53 pm |
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