England zoo accepts donations to name a cockroach after an ex for Valentine's Day

Posted at 6:23 PM, Jan 30, 2019

(KGTV) — Love hurts. Love scars. Love wounds and — crawls?

A zoo in England is giving scorned lovers the chance to cement their distaste for a past relationship in the form of naming an insect. But not just any insect. One that perhaps invokes a specific feeling of disgust that may arise when looking back on a significant other.

For about $2, or 1.50 pounds, the Hemsley Conservation Centre in Fairseat, England, will name a cockroach after, "your, or your friend's worthless ex-'someone' on this special holiday of love," the zoo says in a Facebook post .

The offer could be a method of relationship therapy that doesn't "require revenge" but is a way to "make you feel better about getting back at your ex this Valentine's Day," the zoo says.

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Photos on the Facebook post show that $2 will get buyers a printable certificate reading, "I've named a cockroach at the Hemsley Conversation Centre in the not so loving memory of my worthless ex!" Which, for some, could be far better than any Valentine's Day card.

Hemsely officials said the offer is also a way to highlight the bugs through the zoo's "Name a Cockroach Programme," in order to raise money for other projects at the zoo.

So those who harbor some negativity toward an ex can feel a little better this Valentine's Day while also helping an organization keep their zoological programs going.

(For some though, naming a cockroach may be too insulting...for the cockroach.)

Those interested in naming a cockroach can visit the zoo's website here for more information .