Is the upcoming Valentine's Day making you more ticked off than lovey-dovey? Have an ex you're angry or frustrated with? The El Paso Zoo, of all places, is offering a bit of an ironic "perfect Valentine's Day gift" for you to channel this negative energy with their "Quit Bugging Me" event.
The El Paso Zoo will happily name a cockroach after your ex, and then feed it to a meerkat - live streaming the whole thing so you can watch the roach's demise as the meerkat happily eats it up.
Apparently, meerkats love to eat cockroaches as a snack, according to El Paso Zoo event coordinator Sarah Borrego, who also referred to this as "a fun way to get the community involved in our daily enrichment activities."
So how do you make this happen?
You can message the zoo on Facebook with your ex's name, then wait until Valentine's Day (February 14th, of course) to watch the roach get devoured during the "Quit Bugging Me" meerkat event. They'll live stream it on Facebook and their website. They'll even display the names of those exes/cockroaches around the meerkat exhibit at the zoo itself (in case you're planning a visit) and they will also post them on social media beginning Tuesday, February 11th.
The El Paso Zoo isn't the only that does something similar to this. The Bronx Zoo in New York City also lets you "name a roach," and your British friends can do the same at the Hemsley Conservation Center in Kent.
Hey, it's a good outlet for some, right? Happy feeding!