So, by now, most of you already know that Bob Parsons, the CEO of GoDaddy, killed an elephant in Africa. I think that’s horrible. His excuse was that elephants were destroying crops, but to me, this is like when people living in mansions in the mountains say a bear was digging through their garbage. If you live in a place where there is wildlife, and you just keep encroaching on that wildlife, then yes, you will probably have a run-in with an animal. Just like with bears, if you leave your garbage bin open, leave food out or even leave bird food everywhere, you’re basically asking the bear to come over. In this case, people are on elephant land, growing crops that elephants love and then being angry that elephants are eating those crops. You can call me a hippie if you want, but I think that’s so wrong.
As I tend to do with most things, I’d like to express my feelings with this clip from South Park. In this early episode, Stan’s Uncle Jimbo and his friend Ned talk about hunting animals, including endangered species, to “thin out their numbers”.
I think I’ll switch to Namecheap because they’re offering cheap transfer fees and donating money to savetheelephants.org to give customers a non-murdering alternative to GoDaddy.