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Saturday, August 9, 2008
Did you know that at least 5,000 racehorses have met a dismal end since 2003? Neither did I until I came across an article in People Magazine. After these horses are retired or can no longer race due to injury, most are sent to slaughterhouses or are abandoned by their owners and left to die.
To the rescue:
Michael Blowen of Old Friends Equine and his wife quit their jobs in 2001 and moved to Kentucky to start a rescue for retired horses.
PLEASE go and check out this site and if you can make a donation.
These are true heroes!
Pictured above: Affirmed Success, he retired to Old Friends in October 2007. Photo by Ruth Ann van den Berg.