- GoDaddy CEO Bob Parsons
The CEO of the web-hosting site, with the stupid name, GoDaddy has killed an elephant in Zimbabwe, and he has proudly posted a video of the murder on his website!
Elephant poaching is illegal. However, he is white and American so he is the British colonist on that continent.
In a brief search on Wikipedia about Bob Parsons, I found that he has contributed money to animal welfare causes among other types of organizations! The height of irony.
Who is there to protect the rights of starving elephants?
Why did Parsons have any right to murder another being, to brag about it and then get treated like a hero?
African elephants are classified as endangered. Here is some info from IFAW about African elephants' endangered status.
The African elephant is listed as Endangered under the U.S. Endangered Species Act (ESA) and by the International Union for the Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources (IUCN). It is listed on Appendix I of the Convention on the Trade in Endangered Species of Fauna and Flora except for populations in those countries (Zimbabwe, Botswana and Namibia) which were reclassified to Appendix II.
Threats to the Species
African elephants are threatened by poaching and habitat loss. Tusks have been used in jewelry, piano keys, hanko (the personalized signature seals required on official documents in Japan) and other items. Their hides and other parts are a minor component of trade; their meat is used by local people, and they are highly prized among big game hunters. ( taken from http://www.ifaw.org/ifaw_international/save_animals/elephants/african_elephant.php)
We the undersigned call for the prosecution of Bob Parson's to the full extent of Zimbabwean law.
I have also written another petition urging the Canadian Government to include animal rights and protections in the Constitution.
By signing this petition, we are one step closer to creating a major precedent in animal welfare.