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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!
Boycott GoDaddy, and hit Bob Parsons where it hurts, his bank account. Show that company that you will not tolerate animal abuse, at all!
( I have also written a petition urging the Canadian Government to include animal rights and protections in Canada's Constitution. By signing this petition, as well, we are one step closer to creating a major precedent in animal welfare, both in Canada and the world! Please click on the link below to sign the petition.
Elephant poaching is illegal. However, Parsons is white and American so he is the British colonialist 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; this is the height of irony!
Animal killers like Bob Parsons need to be stopped. He is gaining loads of media coverage because he had a large gun with which to kill a hungry animal, and he is still allowed to go to work everyday, even though he poached, or, more simply put, murdered, a severely endangered animal.
Who is protecting the rights of starving elephants?
Parsons has the funds to create sanctuaries to protect the dying species which would in turn create many new jobs within the community. Instead, he chooses to be a bloodthirsty murderer.
Why did Parsons have any right to murder another being, to brag about it and is now being treated like a hero?
At the end of this petition I have a link to my other petition for animal rights and protections in Canada, at the federal level. Please sign it too
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 Parsons to the full extent of Zimbabwean law ( and international law, if applicable)