My blog is currently going through a transition period as I transfer my domain and site hosting from GoDaddy to NetworkSolutions. I believe most of the textual content of the blog is intact, but some of the media may not be available. I’m working to correct this.
Last week I read about GoDaddy CEO, Bob Parson’s African vacation during which he shot and killed an elephant, then poses wearing GoDaddy branded clothing. The video also shows villagers slaughtering the elephant wearing bright orange GoDaddy shirts and hats.
While I’m far from a PETA activist, this whole scenario just really bothered and I decided to end my 10 year relationship with GoDaddy. I understand that there are reasons for animal management. I’m not going to preach on the morals of whether or not this elephant was destroying the livelihood of the village – it was the manner in which it was performed that bothered me. Bob Parson’s would like us all to believe that he was helping the village by killing the elephants. With his billions of dollars he could have found a better way.
From the video, to the photo-shoot after, this was clearly just a rich man getting his trophy kill.