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Texas Zoo Lets You Name Cockroach After Your Ex, Feed It To Animal

Texas Zoo Lets You Name Cockroach After Your Ex, Feed It To Animal

Texas Zoo Lets You Name Cockroach After Your Ex, Feed It To Animal

The “Cry Me a Cockroach” Valentine’s Day fundraiser also has rodents available in case your ex is a real rat.

By Yenny Sanchez, CNN

(CNN) – Nothing sends a message to your ex on Valentine’s Day like naming a cockroach after them and then feeding it to a wild animal. And one zoo in Texas wants to help you send that heartfelt message of former love to the one you used to date.

For $10, the San Antonio Zoo will name a cockroach after your not-so-special someone and feed it to an animal – a cold, but direct message that you’re no longer interested.

The annual “Cry Me a Cockroach” fundraiser will “support the zoo’s vision of securing a future for wildlife in Texas and around the world.” the San Antonio Zoo says on its website.

Those not into bugs can choose a vegetable for $5 or a rodent for $25 instead.

All donors will receive a digital Valentine’s Day Card showing their support for the zoo. They can also opt to send their ex-boo a digital Valentine’s Day Card informing them that a cockroach, rodent, or veggie was named after them and fed to an animal.

Those with an especially stubborn or obnoxious ex can pay for a $150 upgrade, which includes a personalized video message to the recipient showing their cockroach, rodent, or vegetable being devoured by an animal.

The annual event is a hit, Cyle Perez, the zoo’s director of public relations, told CNN. Last year, they received more than 8,000 donations from all 50 states and over 30 different countries.

“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,” Perez said.

To participate, you’ll need to submit your ex’s name online before Valentine’s Day.The-CNN-Wire

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