eBay Sellers Help Rescue Slaughter-Bound Thoroughbreds

(edited press release)

A Breyer Ruffian model created by Faye Cohen is being auctioned on eBay to raise money for Angel Acres Horse Haven Rescue, Inc., in Glenville, Pa., and ultimately advance the adoption of rescued Thoroughbreds.

The Breyer Ruffian model is just one of the unsolicited items offered for sale on eBay by private individuals who support the organization's cause. Angel Acres Horse Rescue (www.saveahorsenow.org) is a 501 (c) 3 non-profit rescue dedicated to saving slaughter-bound horses. Angel Acres also assists in cases of neglect and abuse.

"We are thrilled that people feel so strongly about our cause that, without being asked, they raise money for us by placing items on eBay," says Jo Deibel, president of Angel Acres. 

Some of the eBay supporters are supporting Angel Acres via MissionFish (www.missionfish.org). MissionFish helps individuals support causes through trading on eBay. Since 2000, the agency has lent its support to thousands of organizations and donors, and it has raised millions of dollars through online auctions. 

Proceeds from the Breyer Ruffian sale and other eBay auction proceeds will be used to encourage the adoption of retired Thoroughbreds from Angel Acres by responsible owners. The auctions appear at www.missionfish.org/NPMMF/nphomepage.jsp?NP_ID=4722.
Ruffian, a brilliant dark bay Thoroughbred filly, won race after race until her fateful match against Kentucky Derby winner Foolish Pleasure when she broke down.

Faye Cohen, who collected model horses since age five, started customizing Breyer horses in 1998 and discovered her passion for making model horses "come alive."

Angel Acres reports that more than 86,000 horses, 15% of which are Thoroughbreds, are slaughtered annually in America and sold as horsemeat for consumption in Europe and Asia, where it is purchased for up to $25 per pound.

Visit www.saveahorsenow.org to learn how to adopt a horse or sponsor a horse until it can be adopted.

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