Someone sent me a link to a video of GoDaddy CEO Bob Parsons hunting “problem” elephant in Zimbabwe. The video was posted on the Video.me website (which appears to be owned/endorsed by Go Daddy) and documented the hunt, which targeted three elephants that were causing problems for a sorghum farmer. Update: the video link is no longer working, but here’s a link to a video of the news story.
After the successful hunt in which one elephant is killed, local villagers are shown cutting up the elephant for food. Although it appears to be a bit on the brutal side, I am glad the elephant meat fed people who were hungry.
Incidentally, some of the people shown cutting the elephant in the video are wearing bright orange Go Daddy hats, and from my viewing of the video, it does appear to be Parsons in the video.
I would imagine this video is going to cause some PR flack for the company, but as any good marketer knows, if people are talking about your company, it’s better than them not talking about it.
Based on some news reports I’ve read, it appears that PETA has gotten involved and contacted Parsons.