Bob Parsons, CEO of GoDaddy.com has finally answered to the criticism he’s received for shooting and posting a video of him shooting elephants in Zimbabwe. In an interview with Bryan Walsh at Time.co, he is definatly not apologetic for his actions, and it’s not the first time he’s gone out hunting like a real life Elmer Fudd in Africa.
As I said in a previous post, I understand the need for cultures to hunt for food, but as our population explodes and we start to take over more and more land and push species back, it’s only natural for a conflict to occur.
Here in Canada, we often come in contact with bears that wander into our neighbourhoods, and they are shot occasionaly because they become problem animals. Thing is, whose fault is it, the persons that leave their garbage out, or the bears that have grown up with humans in their backyard. This doesn’t mean it’s necessary to glamorize the killings with AC/DC rocking it out in the background while villagers hack away at the animal.
Aren’t we the smarter species? Hard to tell with Bob Parsons running around Africa.
To see the full Time.com article, click here.
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- GoDaddy CEO Bob Parsons Shoots Elephant, Shocks World (VIDEO) (blippitt.com)
- GoDaddy.com founder criticized by PETA for elephant-hunting video (cnn.com)