Conservation centers and zoos are helping people get over their exes in the most unique way possible. You can now name salmons or even cockroaches after your exes.
Falling in love is definitely the best feeling in the world and breaking up is undeniably among the worst. Though getting over a relationship is never easy, trying to contain your emotions within yourself is unhealthy for any individual. Frustration, anger, and depression are often the results of such emotional suppression. While we are still struggling to find the right ways to heal our broken soul, a wildlife center has found the best way to do it. Its time to move on says the wildlife rehabilitation center.
According to Vice, a wildlife rehabilitation center in Oregon will help your broken heart find closure. Oregon-based Wildlife Images Rehabilitation & Education Center had launched a Valentine’s Day fundraiser called "Catch and Release". It allowed individuals to name salmons after their exes which were then fed to 1000-pound brown bears, Kodi and Yak. The center would then give out the photographs of your salmon being eaten by the bears. However, the satisfaction of your exes' namesake being eaten up by bears comes with a price.
According to the center's Facebook page, people interested in participating in the fundraiser were supposed to donate $20 per fish. “Did you fall hook, line, and sinker for someone who broke your heart? [Brown bears] Kodi & Yak would love to help you get your revenge. In exchange for a $20.00 donation, your ex’s name will be on a salmon and served up for dinner. We’ll provide you with a special certificate, and photos of Kodi and Yak destroying your ex!" the Facebook post read. However, the revenge option was put on hold according to Wildlife Images' Acceptiva site where the donations were pledged to.
The organization all set to help people with closures also had another option, a more positive one. The second option gave people the opportunity to donate a salmon worth $20 in honor of their "sweetheart." The center informed the public that the donations made were used to feed the two bears Kodi and Yak for the whole year. People were also offered to make donations of $1 and $5 for those who opted to become the Valentine of one of the center's Animal Ambassadors.
Sadly people who are currently in the breakup phase will have to wait till the next Valentines Day to enjoy the satisfaction offered by the salmon revenge. However, salmon was not the only animal taking part in the quest to console broken hearts.
I just named a cockroach after my ex and on Valentine’s Day it’s going to be fed to a meerkat so yeah, you can say I’m excited for Valentine’s Day— kt 👑 (@ktzeebra) February 7, 2019
According to BBC, El Paso Zoo also held a similar programme called “Quit Bugging Me.” The zoo gave participants the opportunity to name cockroaches after their exes. The cockroaches were later fed to meerkats. Unlike the other salmon programme, The cockroaches were displayed around the meerkat enclosure and the event was live streamed on Facebook for the lovers across the globe to see. Due to the high demand, this programme was also put on hold.
Inspired by the El Paso Zoo, other zoos across the world have taken up similar events promising a swift death to all your exes.