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GoDaddy.com CEO Under Fire for Posting Video of Elephant Hunt in Zimbabwe
foxnews.com ^ | 3/31/2011 | foxnews.com

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."

(Excerpt) Read more at foxnews.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; Philosophy
KEYWORDS: elephants; zimbabwe
Instead of being a man and defending hunting, he is painting himself as a savior...coming from 5,000 miles away to save for the villagers. Please.
1 posted on 03/31/2011 5:36:26 PM PDT by mewykwistmas
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To: mewykwistmas

delete “for”


2 posted on 03/31/2011 5:37:21 PM PDT by mewykwistmas (We can either have a free market economy or socialism, TARPers, GM and GE can't have it both ways.)
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To: mewykwistmas

really??

Not running porn-like ads... no thats fine for the kids to see... geez

I really hate the world sometimes.


3 posted on 03/31/2011 5:39:00 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Happiness)
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To: mewykwistmas

>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?


4 posted on 03/31/2011 5:40:59 PM PDT by max americana (FUBO FKBRK)
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To: mewykwistmas

That’s considered hunting? What a scumbag.


5 posted on 03/31/2011 5:44:46 PM PDT by Krankor (And he's oh, so good, And he's oh, so fine, And he's oh, so healthy, In his body and his mind)
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To: GeronL

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.


6 posted on 03/31/2011 5:46:20 PM PDT by max americana (FUBO FKBRK)
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To: Krankor

“That’s considered hunting? What a scumbag.”

Doesn’t everybody hunt with a camera crew and dozens of helpers?


7 posted on 03/31/2011 5:47:30 PM PDT by mewykwistmas (We can either have a free market economy or socialism, TARPers, GM and GE can't have it both ways.)
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To: max americana
Well, there ya go. Regulated area. Why is Johnny Treehugger throwing a hissy fit?

Especially since the locals have a habit of raiding the reserves in neighboring countries to feed themselves.
8 posted on 03/31/2011 5:48:17 PM PDT by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin! (look it up))
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To: mewykwistmas

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!


9 posted on 03/31/2011 5:48:17 PM PDT by rabidralph (http://www.conservativedna.com/)
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To: mewykwistmas

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.


10 posted on 03/31/2011 5:53:20 PM PDT by Krankor (And he's oh, so good, And he's oh, so fine, And he's oh, so healthy, In his body and his mind)
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To: max americana

Those ads are the reason I won’t consider being a customer.


11 posted on 03/31/2011 6:14:19 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Happiness)
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To: mewykwistmas

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.


12 posted on 03/31/2011 6:49:29 PM PDT by stormer
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To: stormer

I got two words for everyone:

Hostgator!


13 posted on 03/31/2011 6:54:55 PM PDT by BookaT (My cat's breath smells like cat food!)
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To: mewykwistmas

Thank you for posting this. I have a lot of business with godaddy and I will call tomorrow to cancel all of it.


14 posted on 03/31/2011 6:59:28 PM PDT by kabumpo (Kabumpo)
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This is a little off the subject of this scumbag but people would not be starving in what is now Zimbabwe if the liberals in Europe and USA had not conspired to change the country of Rhodesia in the predictable nightmare of Mugabe Zimbabwe. Rhodesia’s people were not only well fed but they exported food to other countries and this provided foreign currency for their economy. No more. The catastrophe of this once beautiful nation has all but dropped completely out of the news. Where are all the fine folks from the World Wildlife Fund. I'm sure most of these people who profess to care for animals were in favor of changing Rhodesia into Zimbabwe. So how do you like this situation now liberals?
15 posted on 03/31/2011 7:06:31 PM PDT by truthguy (Good intentions are not enough.)
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To: mewykwistmas

One elephant would make dinner for a whole lot of people.


16 posted on 03/31/2011 7:28:29 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Hawk)
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To: HiTech RedNeck

“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.


17 posted on 03/31/2011 7:35:24 PM PDT by mewykwistmas (We can either have a free market economy or socialism, TARPers, GM and GE can't have it both ways.)
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To: mewykwistmas

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.


18 posted on 03/31/2011 7:40:45 PM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Hawk)
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To: mewykwistmas

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.


19 posted on 03/31/2011 7:42:47 PM PDT by theirjustdue
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To: theirjustdue

I don’t understand your post at all. I don’t know him or know how he did while in the military.


20 posted on 03/31/2011 7:49:25 PM PDT by mewykwistmas (We can either have a free market economy or socialism, TARPers, GM and GE can't have it both ways.)
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What's not to understand? You stated "Instead of being a man". I just wanted you to know he has earned the title of Marine. Which in MHO, makes him a man. Period!

It is not a statement of agreement, nor of disagreement, regarding your post.

21 posted on 03/31/2011 8:02:04 PM PDT by theirjustdue
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To: max americana

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.


22 posted on 03/31/2011 8:22:19 PM PDT by Georgia Girl 2 (The only purpose of a pistol is to fight your way back to the rifle you should never have dropped.)
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