Bob Parsons went to Zimbabwe to hunt and kill elephants. He tweeted a video of himself killing an elephant titled “My vacation video.” The video shows him leaning on the dead bloody elephant, gun on the elephant’s head smiling proudly at the camera.
|A smiling Bob Parsons with gun on head of dead bloody elephant.
*Ian Gloss, Tim Element are professional safari hunting guides. Tony Theiler may be wealthy Arizona local.
|“I always wear my GoDaddy hat when I cut up illegally killed endangered elephants.”|
|Villagers ripping meat off the elephant which is now missing its ivory tusks|
|Parsons captioned the video|
“I kind of figured that this might happen. So be it, I’m not ashamed of what I did,” Parsons, whose Scottsdale, Ariz.-based company provides domain and Web hosting services, told myFoxPhoenix Tuesday.
After feeling the backlash from his video, he released a press release March 23 saying that he helps people all the time, especially women. I bet he thinks hiring young women to wear lingere and bikinis in his ads really helps women. He went on to say that lots of celebrities love him.Parson press release trying to repair the damage.
Parsons said that he kills elephants who harm villagers crops. He said that the hunts are the most rewarding thing he does, and that he hopes to go again next year.
*Ian Gloss is a professional safari hunter. People pay him to take them to hunt and kill elephants and other animals He runs African Safari Company. They even have a Facebook page.This is from their website, “Hunting Safaris in Botswana, Zambia and Zimbabwe offer the chance to get up close and personal with the “Big Five”. Here is your chance to get the trophy you have always dreamed about.” Bob’s wife 46 y.o. Renee Labelle Parsons even posted on a Facebook photo of Bob and his hunting group.
Tim Element is also a professional safari hunter. This was a paid hunting trip not a trip to help poor villagers.
UPDATE: Seems Zimbabwe’s government is corrupt. They lie about the number of elephants that they have so they can kill them. Article is here
UPDATE: The elephant is a female, not a male. Did he have a permit for a female elephant? Did he shoot blindly in the dark not realizing it was a female?
UPDATE: Bob removed the original video and replaced it with an edited one. He allowed some news stations to use his original video. After the backlash he went after them for copyright infringement and made them remove them. His video clearly shows a female elephant.
UPDATE: I sent him an email about the elephant hunt. This is the response. “Thank you for taking the time to express your opinion about Mr. Parsons’ recent trip to Zimbabwe.Mr. Parsons did this during his time off and not as a Go Daddy Project. As you may be aware Mr. Parsons has also made several comments regarding this on his Vlog at BobParsons.me which you may wish to review.We thank you again for your time and feedback.Kindest regards,Office of the President.”
Bob Parsons is the sole owner of GoDaddy. He is now trying to distance himself from himself by saying he did it on his time off.
*Disclaimer. Stills taken from Bob Parsons’ video are used under the doctrine of fair use. I am commenting about the images and video. I have only used a few stills from the five minute long video. More information on the fair use of copyrighted material here.
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