Ditch the Dozen: This Valentine's Day, Gift Your Ex a Delicious Cockroach


Ditch the Dozen: This Valentine's Day, Gift Your Ex a Delicious Cockroach (or Lettuce, We Don't Judge)

Forget stale chocolates and wilting roses - this Valentine's Day, unleash your inner eco-conscious villain with the gift that says, "I may not like you, but I also care about the environment!" Introducing the "Cry Me a Cockroach" fundraiser, brought to you by your local zoo with a healthy dose of dark humor.

Yes, you read that right. For the low, low price of $10, you can name a cockroach after your ex and watch it become a delectable snack for a deserving zoo animal. Picture the scene: your ex's namesake, Larry the Madagascar hissing cockroach, scurrying down the gullet of a hungry meerkat, all thanks to your generosity (and slight vindictiveness). Talk about poetic justice!

But wait, there's more! Feeling herbivorous? Don't worry, we cater to all dietary preferences (even your ex's, although we doubt they'll appreciate it). For the vegan in your life (or the one you simply can't afford a cockroach for), you can name a piece of lettuce and watch it get munched by a cuddly panda or a majestic giraffe. Imagine the look on your ex's face when they receive a digital certificate proudly declaring a panda enjoyed a salad named after them. It's the gift that keeps on giving (heartburn, maybe?).

But fear not, this isn't just about schadenfreude (although, let's be honest, there's some of that). The proceeds from this wacky fundraiser go directly towards supporting the incredible work zoos do in animal conservation, education, and research. So, while you're settling old scores with a side of crunchy ex-namesake, you're also helping protect real animals in the process. Win-win!

Here are some additional selling points (for both yourself and your potential giftee):

It's eco-friendly! Cockroaches are protein-packed snacks, and lettuce is, well, lettuce. It's all part of the natural food chain, folks.

It's unique! Stand out from the crowd with a gift that's guaranteed to turn heads (and maybe stomachs).

It's hilarious! Let's face it, watching your ex's namesake become a tasty treat is pretty funny. Laughter is the best medicine, right?

It's guilt-free! You're giving a gift, supporting a good cause, and getting some sweet revenge all at once. What's not to love?

    So, this Valentine's Day, ditch the boring and embrace the bizarre. Give your ex (or anyone, really) the gift of a lifetime (or at least a lifetime for a cockroach). Let them know you care (in your own special way) and support a worthy cause all in one fell swoop. Just remember, we're not responsible for any therapy bills that may arise from this unique gifting experience. Happy (slightly twisted) Valentine's Day!

    Image sourced from  Julie Maher@WCS 

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