Valentine’s Day – 14 February – is the one time every year when couples will go to great lengths to express their love for each other.
This can range from going out for a nice dinner to sending flowers to your partner’s work, which is great if you are in a relationship.
If you are single on the other hand, it’s usually just another ordinary day.
Although, San Antonio Zoo has an offer to make Valentine’s day a little bit more special for those who don’t have a loved one and want to get back at someone who has broken their heart.
For only $10 (£8.08), the zoo will name a cockroach after an ex-partner of yours and feed it to an animal.
The annual ‘Cry Me a Cockroach’ fundraiser will raise money to help ‘support the zoo’s vision of securing a future for wildlife in Texas and around the world’ the zoo says on its website.
There are options for those who are not into bugs, as you can choose to name a vegetable for $5 (£4.04) or name a rodent for $25 (£20.19) instead.
By taking part in the fundraiser, you will receive a digital Valentine’s Day Card from the zoo that will thank you for your support.
If you want to take it a step further though, you can also opt to send your ex-partner a digital Valentine’s Day Card informing them that a cockroach, rodent, or veggie was named after them and fed to an animal.
If that isn’t enough, you can go one better and pay for a personalised video message to the recipient showing their cockroach, rodent or vegetable being devoured by an animal.
Although this will set you back $150.
The ‘Cry Me a Cockroach’ fundraiser has become a talking point on social media, with people seemingly on board with the idea.
“Yep I’m doing this 100%,” commented one person.
Another user claimed: “Sign me up!”
A third person added: “Many many names crossing my mind right now.”
Someone else said: “How to say I’m not over my ex without extra and pathetic about it.”
A fifth user commented: “So if you donate to the San Antonio zoo for Valentine’s day, you get to name a cockroach after your ex.
“I actually wish mine nothing but the best, but more power to those of ya who wanna have a bit of fun.”
If you are interested in this you’ll need to submit your ex’s name online before Valentine’s Day.
The annual event is certainly a success, with the zoo receiving more than 8000 donations from 50 states and over 30 different countries.
Cyle Perez, the zoo’s director of public relations, told CNN: “Right now, we are on track to break last year’s record, with ‘Zach,’ ‘Ray’ and ‘Adam’ being the most submitted ex-names so far.”
So if you want one way to send a message to show an ex that you’re no longer interested, this is certainly one method.
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