A couple weeks ago we reported on the killing of an elephant for sport by GoDaddy CEO Bob Parsons. As shocking as the news may have been, it seems that in a strange turn of events it may have come as a winning situation for GoDaddy’s competitor Namecheap. After pledging to donate $1 to Save The Elephants for every domain transfered from GoDaddy, Namecheap ended up with $20,000 to donate to the foundation.
In the video Parsons posted weeks ago, the CEO tried to vindicate his actions by reasoning that elephants were trampling crops that could lead to starvation of the farmers. One day after the elephant was killed, a rowdy crowd of villagers can be seen tearing the animal to shreds for its meat. Some say it was a win-win for the farmers and villagers, while others were the disgusting display of animal cruelty.
“It’s a very sad, tragic thing when elephants have to be shot. I find the glorification totally out of place,” Iain Douglas-Hamilton, the founder of Save The Elephants, said Wednesday.
What are your thoughts?