Abandoned singles can name a cockroach after their ex-partner and feed it to Texas zoo animals for Valentine's Day. Participation in this curious fundraiser is possible worldwide, said the San Antonio Zoo on Sunday evening (local time) on Twitter. Valentine's Day is on February 14th - he is actually considered the patron saint of lovers.
Depending on the amount of the donation, those interested can choose a cockroach or a rodent to be fed on the zoo's website. There is also a veggie option - for five dollars a head of lettuce or cabbage can also be symbolically named after the ex-girlfriend or ex-boyfriend.
Anyone who wants to let their former partners know about the revenge action can download a greeting card, it said. For 150 dollars (about 138 euros) there is also the option to receive a video of the feeding - including a personalized greeting.
The cockroaches and rodents are dead by the time they are fed and are included in the zoo's feeding schedule regardless of the fundraiser.
Last year, more than 8,000 donations were received from the United States and more than 30 other countries around the world, zoo director Cyle Perez told CNN. So far, the most commonly used names have been "Zach," "Ray," and "Adam." According to the zoo, the names "Jacob" and "Sarah" led the list last year.