Be my anti-Valentine?

Two news reports bring a new twist to Valentines Day.  The first is from Oregon.

“Did you fall hook, line, and sinker for someone who broke your heart?” the Wildlife Images Rehabilitation & Education Center asked in its promotion. “Kodi & Yak would love to help you get your revenge!”

For a $20 donation, the animal rehab center will name a salmon after the ex of your choosing and feed it to their bears, send you a certificate and photos of Kodi and Yak enjoying the salmon named after your former love.

There’s more at the link.

In similar vein, here’s one from England.

For those that don’t quite require revenge, there’s another way to make you feel better about getting back at your ex this Valentine’s Day.

The [Hemsley Conservation Center] is offering the chance to name a cockroach in honor of your friend’s worthless ex-“someone” on this special holiday of love.

Again, more at the link.

(EDITED TO ADD:  El Paso Zoo is doing the same thing – and then feeding the cockroach to the meerkats on February 14th.)

Hmmm . . . a dead fish, or a live cockroach – or both?  I suspect you’d better be sure that your relationship with the victim is terminally “ex”, or such gifts might make getting together again a bit risky!



  1. Peter,
    I found a zoo in El Paso that will name a large hissing cockroach after one's ex, and feed it to the meerkats. Perfect.

  2. NFO, if you'd been reduced to butchering roadkill in the night to feed your kids, the cockroach would make you happy too. I think of him every time I split firewood. Jen.

  3. I'm just envisioning zookeepers across the country looking at each other and going "Getting people to overpay for the animal feed with a will? Fresh new fundraising idea0? Next year, we've got to do that!"

  4. Did you know that Spyderco Knives makes a knife called Meercat? Got one some years ago. It has a tricky (non-obvious) unlock mechanism. They're making it again with better blade steel.

  5. I think the best revenge is to find someone else, get married, live a happy life with your spouse and utterly forget your ex.

    A lot harder to market, though…

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