I doubt it is someone's heritage that makes them not want to pay someone to watch their animals. I am sure many different cultures like to be cheap too, lol.
When my BF and I are away for 4 days we aren't having anyone watch our animals. Except my dog, she is going to be taken care of my brother and mom up at my parent's house.
1 Doberman Mix: Emmy, 2 DSH Cats: Rowan & Jacob, 1 Bearded Dragon: Rainier (aka Mista Lizad Man), 1 Eastern Box Turtle: Greta, Two 5g tanks: Alchemy (Halfmoon) and Custard (Yellow VT)