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n2doc Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 09:07 AM
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GoDaddy CEO Shot Female Elephant, Not Bull
By Jennifer Viegas
Mon Apr 4, 2011 05:15 AM ET

In a widely circulated video last week, billionaire GoDaddy CEO Bob Parsons brags about shooting a bull "problem elephant" in Zimbabwe, but one of the world's leading elephant experts has told Discovery News that the animal was likely a young female.

During the video, Parsons is shown shooting the elephant and then smiling while casually leaning against its dead body, gun resting on the animal's head.

"The 'bull' that GoDaddy CEO, Mr. Bob Parsons, brags about appears to be a young female," said Joyce Poole, an elephant researcher and conservationist who has studied the animals for over 30 years. Poole first worked at Amboseli National Park under the mentorship of elephant expert Cynthia Moss and is now director of research and conservation at ElephantVoices.

"The video is low resolution, but the elephant's very slender tusks and the lack of male genitalia, which would have been visible, leave me with little doubt," Poole said. "Was Mr. Parsons so ignorant that he was not able to sex the elephant he killed, or was his claim that the elephant was a bull just one more example of his macho arrogance and misjudgment?"

http://news.discovery.com/animals/parsons-elephant-kill...

Asshole.
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xchrom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 09:13 AM
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1. bob -- like lots of idiots -- is also cruel. kinda like bush. nt
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fascisthunter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 09:15 AM
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2. what a dumb way to get your rocks off
man doesn't feel good unless it takes life down I suppose.
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marions ghost Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 09:18 AM
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3. damn
I have to deal with goDaddy... :-(

:thumbsdown:

"The video suggests this is Parsons' second year of killing elephants in Africa. He portrays himself as a hero, ridding villagers of "aggressive" bull elephants that raid their sorghum crops.

Elephant specialists, however, believe that such hunters are actually putting villagers and others who encounter the pachyderms in more danger.

"What people need to realize is that elephants become very traumatized when one of their family members is shot," Johnny Rodrigues, chairman for Zimbabwe Conservation Task Force, told Discovery News. "They have very good memories and the trauma makes them aggressive towards humans, which is dangerous for tourists."
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Ian David Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 09:50 AM
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4. Maybe Parsons had already eaten the testicles before the photo was taken? n/t
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jeff47 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 10:19 AM
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5. I suspect that his guide informed him it was a bull.
And also that it was a 'problem elephant'.

And I also suspect that this guide would say the same thing about every elephant when he's got a rich westerner with him.
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Commie Pinko Dirtbag Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 12:23 PM
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7. Even if that's true, the shooter is still a douche.
I maintain that anybody who pays money for a trip to Africa with the purpose of shooting elephants is a fucking douchebag, no matter what.
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snagglepuss Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 12:20 PM
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6. May that despicable creep rot in hell. nt
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Blue Owl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Apr-04-11 03:07 PM
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8. Aw look, he's got Cheney's bloodlust...
Well ain't that sweet.

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