Skip to comments.GoDaddy.com CEO Under Fire for Posting Video of Elephant Hunt in Zimbabwe
Posted on 03/31/2011 5:36:22 PM PDT by mewykwistmas
So be it, I'm not ashamed of what I did... All these people that are complaining that this shouldn't happen, that these people who are starving to death otherwise shouldn't eat these elephants, you probably see them driving through at McDonald cutting a steak. These people (in Zimbabwe) don't have that option, he told the station by phone.
Conflict with humans is the biggest threat to the African elephant, according to the World Wildlife Fund.
"As the elephants continue to raid crop fields, farmers are being killed while trying to defend their fields and elephants are becoming the source of resentment and anger by the local communities," World Wildlife Fund says on its website."
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Not running porn-like ads... no thats fine for the kids to see... geez
I really hate the world sometimes.
>He also explains that he only hunts in regulated areas and that in these areas there is no concern about elephants becoming extinct, according to MyFoxPhoenix.com.<
Well, there ya go. Regulated area. Why is Johnny Treehugger throwing a hissy fit?
That’s considered hunting? What a scumbag.
here’s something to ponder about GoDaddy (and I bought sites from them)..
They do NOT have a 1-800 # for customer service. It’s a 480 number and NOT toll-free. For a company that spent millions on Super Bowl ads and making Danice Patrick look like a Playboy model, you’’d think they would have the money to help out their customers on their questions.
“Thats considered hunting? What a scumbag.”
Doesn’t everybody hunt with a camera crew and dozens of helpers?
I had a dream last night that some Delta Forces guys were training on how to trip an elephant. It was quite a dream. I was taking notes. It was awesome!
Why doesn’t he just go to a circus, wait til an elephant walks by, and shoot it. Takes about the same amount of skill and he can save on travel costs.
Those ads are the reason I won’t consider being a customer.
I spent time studying wild elephants in Namibia. While it is true that they can sometimes be pretty destructive, how anyone could kill one of these intelligent and incredibly sensitive creatures is beyond me. And for those who will point out that elephants sometimes threaten people’s livelihoods, in a vast majority of cases elephants are worth much more alive than dead.
I got two words for everyone:
Thank you for posting this. I have a lot of business with godaddy and I will call tomorrow to cancel all of it.
One elephant would make dinner for a whole lot of people.
“One elephant would make dinner for a whole lot of people.”
The money Bob spent to go there in his private jet, buy his preppy ‘hunting’ clothes and pay for an entire crew to film and guard him while he ‘hunts,’ could have easily fed 10 times as many people. If he really wanted to help them out, that is.
Oh, it was his own vanity hunt... I misunderstood, I thought he filmed somebody else’s hunt and it was a food hunt. That is pretty darn vain.
Just in case you didn’t know, Bob is a US Marine (Former, but always), as am I, so, disagree if you will, but at least give him the respect he has earned.
I don’t understand your post at all. I don’t know him or know how he did while in the military.
It is not a statement of agreement, nor of disagreement, regarding your post.
It sounds like this guy shot a rogue elephant and if he didn’t do it one of the rangers would have come and shot it. I’ve seen videos of the elephants raiding these villagers gardens at night and the people run out screaming and yelling with torches etc and it does no good. The elephants just destroy everyhthing. Sometimes they destroy people’s huts and even kill folks. Its a different world. At least a whole lot of people got some meat which I’m sure they don’t get all the time. Nothing went to waste.
From what I have seen most of these countries manage their elephant herds pretty well and they are not in danger of extinction.
Yellowstone Park has to shoot a number of rogue Grizzlies every year and its a shame but it has to be done to protect the humans.
I admit its hard to watch and its hard to see the dead animal laying on the ground especially if you don’t hunt.