Charity or Cruelty?

I was doing callback when a customer of mine told about this video of a competitor. I was not really a ware of this but it hooked my interest. She said that, that video gave the company a bad impression for her. She said that she was disappointed with the person who actually did it. So I went on google and immediately search about that video. I finally found out that, that video was created by GoDaddy CEO Bob Parsons. I am sure this is a big issue with Peta. I went a ahead and visit their site and a found this short article:

Bob Parsons, the CEO of (a major Internet domain-hosting company), has killed at least one elephant and a leopard for his personal enjoyment. PETA is closing its account with Go Daddy and urges everyone to follow suit.

It has been well established that elephants are capable of experiencing emotions, including joy, anger, grief, and sympathy. They play with each other and can reason and use tools; they have exceptional memories and form enduring bonds with other elephants. They work together and comfort and protect each other. Elephant offspring stay with their mothers for many years—males for up to 15 years and females for their entire lives. Killing a single elephant can devastate a family, and their mourning ritual over the death of a family member rivals any that we humans have developed.

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 from crops, including using chili-infused string and beehives on poles to create low-cost "fences." 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.

Please take a moment to send an e-mail to Bob Parsons letting him know that you won't use's services until he stops shooting animals.

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Here is the video so you could see it for your self.

Here are some comments that I gathered from the site. Which is a proof that this video brought negativity to the site and should I say to the Company.

  • null
    Let the mother fuckers starve then if they can't grow enough to survive! As shown by the video, there are way too many of them. Throw out some condoms to them, teach them how to have safe , teach them how to grow better crops. DO NOT teach them it's okay to go they way they have been going all this time. THEY are over populated. THEY need to be culled in a bad way!!!

  • udc
    I hate elephants, so good job Bob. Also, PETA can bawlz along with everyone who leaves godaddy for this.

  • sam8888
    This is sad and pathetic in so many ways. There are alternatives to killing them. You saw that when they began to shoot the elephants just fled... Villagers need means to deal with them year-around, sustainable means, not arrogant Americans who claim to be helping when they really are really just there for the trophy hunt. Consider my domains transferred to another provider. GoDaddy is lame.

  • enzoselva888
    This is an excellent and beautiful thing! Thank you, Bob, for HELPING PEOPLE in Africa! These troglodytes acting high and mighty, "transferring out their domains" are numskulls and hypocrites.

  • joeblogs
    Could someone recommend another provider. I prefer not stay with Godaddy

  • goodbyegd
    Goodbye! Just transferred out 51 domains.

  • chancedaryx
    Really, Bob? You had YouTube take down my rockin' rendition of your Dead Elephant video set to Thunderstruck? Pretty weak sauce, bro. I mean, now that it's out that you shot Dumbo's mother in the face, I'd probably be scrambling too. Still, if you don't feature a video with Thunderstruck in the next 3 weeks, I'll have no reason to continue my GoDaddy patronage. You'll never silence Thunderstruck.

  • maureenkingtapping
    I pay to use your site to post free, POSITIVE, Emotional Freedom Techniques(EFT) videos. I send kids & adults to my videos to help them free of charge. I am sorry that you have brought negativity to the site. Yes, even negative attention is free advertising, but that is NOT what I want as your customer. I heard your video was disgusting and chose not to watch it. Take it down or make it private.

  • chamaneria
    Problem elephant?! The problem is that Mr. Bob thinks that the problem is the elephant and not that those people need more financial help and education instead of some middle aged yankee with guns thinking he is Ernest Hemingway! Come on man instead of spending your money on that nonsense, do some charity in Africa with all the millions you make from overpriced products!

  • null
    What would be a good place to get service other than GoDaddy? I would like to cancel my service with GoDaddy. Bob could use his money to save an elephant in a zoo or circus, etc. or he could use his money to buy food for these people in Zim., or for education on birth control for this overpopulated area. The people took over the elephants habitat and now you think they're a problem???

  • gonedaddy
    Will take business elsewhere. This mob was so good with knives, certainly they can take care of "problem" elephants on their own. This was a glory kill. So long, Go Daddy.

  • daintycat
    How about teaching those people not having too many babies? I don't care if you like to hunt animals but wishes these people stop having too many babies. Whether the crops is good and still not enough to cover the people.

  • brandyspeonk
    Bob, why don't you come stop by my house? Hmmm? I think I have a waiting shot gun for intruders too!! You're a sick man. Everyone I know that does business with you is gone! That is not the way Americans do things. Are you an American or not??

  • greenie99
    Anyone else notice that the video has been edited since it was first released? They've edited out the shot of bob posing with the elephant corpse. If he's really standing behind what he did, why did they delete some scenes?

  • null
    I already moved all my hosting to another company, I will be moving my domains shortly! I moved the hosting because you kept losing my data, locking me out of my own data and never own up to your own failures! Since you got rich you have turned into a real prick as your videos proves over and over again. Your own employees are always looking for a better job, I wonder why?

  • elephantman
    will soon be seeking services elsewhere...You have millions and your altruist solution is taking a live with a $1 bullet.

  • elephantman
    Ok so you have millions and your altruist solution is a $1 bullet. I will soon be leaving GoDaddy for another provider. I don't want to see my $ contribute to this type of cruelty.

  • akashainspired
    My domains are staying! I have been to Zim. I have seen the starving people who were able to eat that night because of that elephant. I am amazed at people so quick to criticize him killing this for food. The only problems here are humans who pay to take the "face" off their food, and then cry foul when they have to see it. He just made an extra million $ from free neg. news, NICE strategy PETA.

  • bobshameonyou
    Problem elephant? Bob, it's an animal (one of the few left) trying to survive in the world of the real problem animals (humans). The only problem here are people like you. Sorry Bob, my domain hosted at GoDaddy for more than 10 years is already transfered. I deeply regret for being your customer. Goodbye!

  • chancedaryx
    Bob steadied his gun, beast dead in his sights, "Nuts to dumb hippies and animal rights!" Fresh caps and tatters the villagers swarm, Cleaving meat from bone, the flesh is still warm. I'm still enraged with no Thunderstruck, But don't be fooled, that elephant was a (jerk).

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