Founded by a member of MENSA, ZOOBQ is
the non-profit arm of wildly successful Internet animal
eCommerce site PETSorFOOD™ which
offers American consumers mad cow disease free animals
as pets or food.
the CEO of PETSorFOOD™ wanted
to use the success of his organization to benefit
animal lovers of all ages, and ZOOBQ was born. The
ZOOBQ™ mission is to help zoos across the
country to improve the quality of their exhibits by
organizing zoo fundraisers where unpopular or aging
exhibits are served up as epicurean feast to bring
in cash to purchase new, more exciting exhibits.
The first ZOOBQ event
was held at the Zoo in San Diego. An aging wombat
population wasn't drawing the crowds anymore, so
Sidney brought in his personal chef, Diego Chen (author
of the PETSorFOOD Low Carb Cookbook,) to create a
gourmet menu around the wombat and some lesser exhibits
like the meercat and some tropical birds.
The result was
a $100 a plate fundraiser that brought out celebrities
and zoo fans alike for a unique, one of a kind opportunity
to nosh on jerked wombat and blackened meercat and
help the zoo raise money for a new reptiles exhibit.
The San Diego ZOOBQ brought in just under $40,000,
more than enough for the reptile exhibit with money
left over to renovate water troughs in the petting
Sidney Zwibel is an Internet entrepreneur, certified genius, and a Fellow of the Banzai Institute. Sidney was an alternate on the '84 Olympic Fencing team, and is the president of the national MUFON organization.
In addition to being the founder of ZOOBQ,
Sidney is the founder and CEO of Pets
or Food, which provides
over a billion calories a day to the needy, places thousands
of pets with new owners each week, is the leading supplier
of animal products to the nation's prison systems, and was recognized
in 1999 by then Governor George W. Bush of Texas for helping to lower
overall costs of the Texas prison system by almost 15%.
Sidney is also the brains behind Internet success story ClickMonkeys!!,
an off shore click farm that helps struggling eRetailers
and eBusinesses generate revenue by inflating page
views and clicking on ad banners.