Go Daddy CEO Shoots Elephant, PETA Responds

godaddyThe CEO of Go Daddy posted a video on his Twitter page that shows him shooting an Elephant in Zimbabwe and people are not happy.

Bob Parson’s tweet reads: “Just back from hunting problem elephant in Zimbabwe. Here’s my vacation video. Enjoy.”  Parson’s posted a link to the video after the tweet.

A Washington Post blog, reported that organization, People Against the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) called for websites that have their domain name registered to Go Daddy to cancel their subscription.

In a statement on their website, PETA said: “Bob Parsons, the CEO of GoDaddy.com (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.”

PETA continues in their statement: “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.”

The website domainnamewire.com reported that PETA’s domain name is now registered to register.com.