Go Daddy CEO puts his elephant-killing on video

Go Daddy CEO Bob Parsons goes on safari, shoots an elephant dead, and films it for posterity. He claims the elephant was eating local crops. Competitors, however, are trying to steal business because of it.

Chris Matyszczyk
3 min read

I know that many people do like to shoot things. For some, this is not just pleasure, but necessity.

However, some question why they insist on putting films of these shootings out in public. Who wants to see you singing in the bath with your rubber duck? And who wants to see Go Daddy CEO Bob Parsons shooting an elephant and posing proudly over its dead body?

The video--which is neither for the squeamish nor the peckish--shows Parsons gunning down an elephant on safari in Zimbabwe. He says that it and other elephants were endangering the sorghum crop.

So, one night--and with appropriately dramatic music playing over the footage--Parsons shoots the elephant. Then he later posts the video on his blog, BobParsons.me.