I stopped registering my Domains with Go Daddy because of their utterly piggish, misogynistic advertising. I am not a supporter of PETA for the same reason. If you treat women like objects to be abused you are scum in my eyes. But I have to admit I’m with PETA on calling for a boycott of GoDaddy.
As I have stated before I am an omnivore, not a vegan, yet I still try to exercise some degree of consciousness by eating locally and by boycotting those huge corporations that have been charged with animal cruelty or unconscionable acts of ecological abuse.
Boycott Go Daddy….
And a big Fuck You Finger to GoDaddy founder and CEO Bob Parsons
I hope your sexist dickwad company tanks…
PETA closes GoDaddy account after CEO kills elephant
By Sofia M. Fernandez
Fri Apr 1, 2011
LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) – GoDaddy founder and CEO Bob Parsons is under fire for killing an elephant in Zimbabwe.
A video of the hunt was posted on Parsons’ blog, along with a picture of him next to the dead animal. The video provides a scene-by-scene description of the shooting and concludes that Parsons’ action was just because it helped farmers scare away elephants that were damaging crops and that the dead pachyderm fed many villagers.
People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) closed its account with GoDaddy in response to the video and urged others to follow suit.
From The Village Voice: http://blogs.villagevoice.com/runninscared/2011/03/godaddy_ceo_kills_elephant.php
GoDaddy CEO Bob Parsons is the target of some animal activist ire based on the above video of him “saving” an African village from an elephant who was ruining crops. The clip starts off with ominous music as the hunters show the animal damage and then stalk their enemy. Cue darkness, loud noises. “Bob Parsons fires first,” the text reads. “Bob Parsons fires again. Both shots hit home.” There’s a photo of Parsons proudly standing over the dead animal’s carcass. Then it gets really weird.
AC/DC’s “Hells Bells” comes on, triumphantly, as “hungry villagers butcher the elephant.” A majority of the male villagers are wearing bright orange GoDaddy hats, which get a special zoom-in from the camera.
What a scumbag. Tank his company. Register your domains with: Domain.com, an animal-loving, non-sexist competitor of GoDaddy.com – we want to offer all the disgruntled GoDaddy customers out there a special offer this week.
But this is not the only Eco-Atrocity I Learned of this Week
From Paul Watson of Sea Shepherd I learned about a serious case of animal abuse in China, where the consumption of the parts of endanger species because of a belief in their powers to erect dead dick is common place. Where they kill dogs and cats for their skins which are then passed off as fake fur.
Just when you think you’ve heard of practices that represent the pinnacle of cruelty the Chinese manage to top it with something else.
Sealed with the Kiss of Death for Good Luck
By Captain Paul Watson
Just when you thought that there is a limit to the extremes that human cruelty can go, along comes another horrific example of the inhumanity of human kind.
Of course in pointing this out, I open myself up to charges of racism because these particular little gems of eco-sadistic madness are being sold as trinkets in China.
But enough is enough, sealing turtles and fish in plastic pouches to die of suffocation and starvation for the amusement of shallow hominid minds is simply monstrous, and any person who sells these items, or worse who buy them, is a deviant sociopath within every definition of that pathology.
Keyrings! Useless plastic crap, but this time incorporating a living, breathing, sentient being imprisoned within a plastic packet to be tossed about, thrown down on the table, dangling from the ignition, inflicting unbelievable stress on the starving animal within until the creature expires from lack of oxygen, if not from shock and trauma.
Any human being who has purchased this item is a shameless, barbarous, despicable monster regardless of their sex, race or frigging anthropocentric beliefs.
This kind of cruelty goes above and beyond any acceptable morality and is simply perverse.
And this “product” is becoming a popular consumer item in China!
Turtles in a purse – or a goldfish, your choice
What you are looking at up there in that photograph, and below, is the hottest little trinket being sold outside of Chinese subway stations.
Yup, you get your choice of a Brazil turtle or two small kingfish sealed inside of a small plastic baggie measuring seven centimeters in length and filled with some sort of colored liquid.
The vendors, who sell the baggies at the entrances to subways or train stations, claim the colored water is a “nutrient rich” solution that allows the live creatures shoved inside a seven centimeter bag to live for a few months, after which–if this story couldn’t get any more depressing–the animals die and, according to Helablog, “rumor has it…the cadavers are heated in the microwave for 15 seconds and eaten while enjoying an ice cold beer.”
If the existence of these keychains wasn’t depressing enough, the fact that they’re not illegal makes them even worse, as China only has a Wild Animal Protection Law, under which these keychains do not happen to fall.