While PAWS focuses our efforts on helping animals locally in Washington State, our compassion extends to animals everywhere. When we saw the news that GoDaddy CEO Bob Parsons published a video of himself shooting an elephant in Africa on a trophy hunt and grinning over the animal’s body, we were shocked and saddened. We then read that it was only one glaring example in a string of inhumane hunts on wild animals.
Until now, we had several web domain names registered with GoDaddy. We no longer feel that the leadership of that company is such that we want to do business with them. We believe that the generous community who supports PAWS financially would not want even a slight portion of their money to end up benefitting Bob Parsons, and have begun the process of transferring our domain names to another provider.