Crazy Animal Rights Lunatics at Namecheap.com

funny elephantTalk about backward times, it’s always amazing to me that some people (IE; animal rights lunatics), put animals above people.

Look, I love animals as much as anybody, but they don’t mean crap when it comes to people! In fact, animals are NOTHING compared to people. I’d kill a whole herd of elephants myself if it would save just one person, let alone feed a whole village, plus keep a farmer, or two in business. Wouldn’t you?

Well, apparently, the folks over at Namecheap.com don’t feel that way. In fact, they’d rather save one elephant even if it means a farmer goes out of business and a whole village goes hungry.

I’ll lay out the facts and you guys decide for yourself…

Godaddy owner Bob Parsons went elephant hunting in Zimbabwe, with a local group of hunters that were being troubled by some elephants tearing up their crops. To me, it was a win-win situation- Bob can have a successful hunting trip, and at the same time feed an entire village, and help insure a farmer or two don’t lose their crops.

Bob Parsons videoed the event and called it what it is- Hunting Problem Elephant – My 2011 Vacation.

According to Namecheap, the outgoing CEO of GoDaddy was, “Shooting at a parade of elephants“, and “Killing an elephant for sport“. They also said, “Elephants are an endangered species”. NONE of which are true! I can’t help wondering, are they purposely misleading, or just misinformed?

Fact: He didn’t shoot at “a parade”. He shot ONE- a clean shot, followed by a kill-shot, putting it out of its misery very quickly. Maybe Bob was killing for sport, but I’m sure he also was very happy to feed the villagers and save a farm.

Fact: African elephants are NOT endangered. According to Conservationforce.org African elephants are NOT endangered and have an estimated population of more than 660,000.

Bob Parsons may have been hunting for sport, but Namecheap was very misleading to leave that statement there without more details. The fact is, his hunting adventure was tremendously GOOD for the people in Zimbabwe, and even the elephants. Over-population is the problem there, not endangerment.

Namecheap was, “Very disturbed” by this… Or were they?

Let’s consider the money for a moment. GoDaddy.com is the World’s No.1 Domain Name Registrar. The domain name industry is a multi-billion-dollar industry, with over 205 million domain names already registered (multiply that by an average price of about $12 per year, per name), and growing by an average of 20% a year. You think just maybe Namecheap saw a way to drag a few customers away from the giant? I certainly do.



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4 comments for “Crazy Animal Rights Lunatics at Namecheap.com

  1. glenn
    June 21, 2011 at 3:35 pm

    Agreed. It’s simply business strategy. I highly doubt they care about elephants either way. What a great way to rake in the disgruntled negligent hippies who’d place a chicken’s well being over the malnourished child.

    • June 21, 2011 at 3:57 pm

      Ha ha, good point Glenn. It’s funny, but sad at the same time that some people put animals above or equal to human beings.

  2. au contraire
    April 8, 2012 at 1:54 am

    Seriously, Ken? Coming from someone who hosts a website displaying the worst of human behaviour, by what logic do you state “animals are NOTHING compared to people.”? Do elephants display the same evil nature you write about on Driver Story? Does a cow, a chicken, a pig or a sheep carry any malice?

    So by what logic do you put yourself above animals? Insecurity? Some sort of ingrained lack of empathy? Bob Parsons is a sociopath, a low life cretin who’s type are being superceded. And you side with him? Did it not occur to you that an elephant gets hungry, that it doesn’t differentiate between sown crops and regular scrub? Did you not know that an elephant doesn’t know about human’s desire to partition property,or that the penalty for transgression would be its life?

    I have only contempt and pity for your atavism, your false sense of superiority. But I’m also pleased that a greater proportion of people see beyond such stereotypes. Your sort are on the way out, like the slave ship owners and blackbirders of old.

    • April 8, 2012 at 7:21 am

      OK, maybe the word “nothing” was a bit over the top. I should have said, not much. But I have a pet-peeve about people who put animals before people, or even on the same plane. But I have to ask…

      Is that what this is about to you? (How our behavior compares to animals?) It sounds like you are arguing that, since people do evil things they are not as important as animals. If evil deeds alone were the criteria, I’d have to agree. But that would be backward thinking in my opinion.

      Which animal is the most evil has nothing to do with which one is the most important, in my opinion. It has to do with the food chain, in other words- science. Human beings are at the top, period. We eat the rest (hold the anchovies).

      In the case of Bob Parsons going elephant hunting, he did it in a humane way. He specifically picked a place that had too many elephants already, and killed one where several would have to be killed anyway, with or without him. And he did it humanely, one shot, one kill. The reason I called them lunatics at Namecheap is because they played it out as though elephants were an endangered species. They are not. Not only that, but every bit of that animal was utilized by the locals, for its meat and hide (and maybe more, as I recall).

      As far as I’m concerned, if you have hungry people, and too many elephants, the choice is simple- kill one and feed them.

      I assure you I am not insecure in any way. And I do have empathy. I love animals, more than I could possibly love any material object, but less that I could love any human being.

      Thanks for taking the time to comment. But I disagree.

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