Stop Cruelty to Premarin Horses ~ Please Sign Petition.

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Premarin Mares

PMU means Pregnant Mare Urine.  PMU farms are the mass collection and production of pregnant mareurine. The urine collected contains a hormone variant called Premarin. This estrogen hormone is gathered through a catheter, then given to women in hope to alleviate menopause symptoms. Premarin is given in several forms; pills, creams, injections, patches and vaginal rings.

 Mares that have been successfully bred are sent to is what called “the line.” “The Line” is a term referring to the series of stalls the mares are kept in for a period of 160-180 days. Usually from October – April. These stalls are 3 ½ ft. wide X 8ft long X 5 ft high. Once tied on “the line”, the mares are fitted with a catheter, to collect the hormone rich urine. The average pleasure horse mare will produce .5 gal – .6 gal of urine a day. Before foaling, the mares are sent to pasture to deliver their foals. After the birthing process, the mares are kept with their foals for several months in outdoor pastures, usually March – August. From August – September, the mares are taken from their foals and bred again. With each re-breeding, the percentage of conception for each mare decreases. If the breeding process is unsuccessful the mares are either sent to auction or to slaughter. The mares that become pregnant, are returned to “the line” and the process begins all over. This process is in constant continuation as long as the mares are still able to become pregnant and produce an adequate amount of urine. If a mares output of urine decreases she is then sent to either auction or slaughter. The average mare is on “the line” for 8-9 years. Compared to a normal, pleasure horse’s life span of 20-30 years of age.

The foals, as a product of the breeding process face a bleak outlook. The filly’s are raised and as early as 2 yrs. of age are bred and introduced to “the line” and the PMU lifestyle. The colts are either auctioned off or sent to slaughter days after birth. The PMU farms have since been shut down in the United States. Many women however are still using the drugs today with out knowing where it came from.
MORE INFORMATION ON PREGNANT MARE URINE COLLECTION PROCESS  HERE.
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  • Estrogens increase the chance of getting cancer of the uterus.Report any unusual vaginal bleeding right away while you are using these products. Vaginal bleeding after menopause may be a warning sign of cancer of the uterus (womb). Your health care provider should check any unusual vaginal bleeding to find out the cause.
  • Do not use estrogens with or without progestins to prevent heart disease, heart attacks, strokes, or dementia.Using estrogens, with or without progestins, may increase your chance of getting heart attacks, strokes, breast cancer, and blood clots. Using estrogens, with or without progestins, may increase your chance of getting dementia, based on a study of women age 65 years or older. You and your health care provider should talk regularly about whether you still need treatment with estrogens.

THERE IS AN ALTERNTIVE TO PREMARIN THAT DOES NOT CAUSE CRUELTY TO HORSES,  OR SIDE EFFECTS FOR WOMEN.  CLICK  HERE.

WHAT  YOU CAN DO.

1.  SIGN THIS PETITION.  CLICK   HERE.

2.  ASK YOUR PHYSICIAN ABOUT NATURAL ALTERNATIVES TO PREMARIN.

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72 thoughts on “Stop Cruelty to Premarin Horses ~ Please Sign Petition.

  1. this is a bunch of crap i hate it why cant they just find another alternative for the women why kill innocent colts i think its just ridiculous how they use the mares and then kill them so please stop

  2. So cruel, shocking. Those who are responsible for this Crime should be put in Jail for a long long time. This is Torture and Murder, nothing more nothing Less.
    Recy Kypri

  3. I AM SICKENED BY THIS TREATMENT TO THESE POOR HORSES AND SO BLOODY ANGRY.! I HAD TREATMENT FOR OSTEOPOROSIS AND I ASKED IF THE MEDICATION HAD THE MARES URINE IN AND THEY SAID NO. IF IT HAD I WOULD HAVE REFUSED. THIS IS CRAZY AND ETHICALLY DISGRACEFULL.THERE IS MEDICATION WITHOUT INVOLING ANIMALS AND PARTS OF THEM ECT. WHOEVER THINKS OF THESE CRAZY IDEAS ARE OBVIOUSLY NOT RESPECTFUL OF ANIMALS. I HATE THE WAY ANIMALS ARE USED AND ABUSED BY THE HUMAN. THEY WERE NOT PUT ON THIS EARTH FOR THIS REASON AT ALL OF THAT I’M SURE. UNTIL ANIMALS ARE PROTECTED IN EVERY COUNTRY AND PROTECTED, WE WILL NEVER LIVE PEACEFULLY . IF NOBODY CAN UNDERSTAND THIS THEN YOU HAVE A LOT OF LESSONS TO LEARN.

    • Yea, I´m the author.
      We still have 1357 signatures.
      I googled “Petition Premarin” and was so surprised. There are so many people who shared the link.
      Thank you so much!
      Keep up the good work 🙂

  4. I was on this Medication for 5 years and because of face book learned where it came from. Needless to say I would rather go through the night sweats and mood changes than to take another pill that harms a horse. How many other drugs are out there that they use to make an animal suffer to try to help us humans.
    It really upsets me that I took these pills and the came from the slaughter of foals and mares. I felt really stupid for not knowing that this was how this medication was made and what happens to these poor beautiful creatures when they were all used up. SICK! SICK! SICK!

  5. God gave us plenty of natural herbs and supplements to help the human body….. you can find them…. stop disposing of His creatures, and being cruel to animals…… thank you

  6. Petition has been signed! I always want to avoid seeing anything about abusive slaughter houses or the abuse of any animal because it makes me so sad but avoiding the truth and acting like it doesn’t exist is just as bad. If you don’t believe in the cruelty of animals please sign this petition.

  7. premarin, another tool of the evil one to torment God’s creatures and deceive mankind into more cruelty.

  8. So many trying to push God out of everything… well someone or something needs to step in and help these poor horses before animal lovers worldwide take the law into their own hands,,,I’m sick of this pos cruel world

  9. Refused point blank to use it after a full hysterectomy. Used natural alternatives and ten years down the line am fine and survived menopause without any hassles……

    Most woman are ignorant of the facts presented and it needs to become pubic knowledge. the doctors are not telling patients what they are ingesting ……. we need to get the truth out there.

    Well done for making this info easier for us to distribute!!!!!

  10. This is insane… What country allows this, and I would like to know what drug company handles premarin ?? I just don’t understand cruelty like this. I saw a pig being burned alive w a blow torch just to study effects, the tied up pig was in obvious pain. Sick sick world we live in. Can’t convince me the END is not NEAR!!

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  12. ca me degoute des humains!!!!!ce ne sera jamais un animal qui fera souffrir un autre animal gratuitement ou pour faire des experiences dessus!!!! l homme est vraiment le plus grand predateur du monde!!!!!!je suis en larmes et revolté de cette mechanceté et de ce vice humain!!!!! ils disent que ce n est pas sans consequences le premarin pour les femmes et que les consequences st quand meme lourdes et bé non…il faut qu ils continuent a exploiter ces pauvres juments et donner des cancers aux femmes avec leurs conneries!!!!!LE POGNON LE POGNON tout tourne autour!!!je sais pas!!! mais c est clair que ce systeme ne va pas durer, l homme detruit tout TOUT ce qui se trouve sur cette terre tout!!!!vivement que tout ca se termine!

    • MAKE IT KNOWN TO WOMEN WHO HAVE TREATMENT FOR OSTEOPOROSIS AS THIS IS WHAT ITS USED TO TREAT!! I REFUSED IT AND HAD ALTERNATIVE MEDICATION. ITS CRAZY, AND ITS WRONG, MOST OF ALL ITS CRUEL TO THE POOR HORSES AND SHOULD BE BANNED !!

  13. I cannott watch the movie, but what I read is too horrible and disgusting and ofcourse I’ll sign this competition to stop this cruelty.

  14. What a way to spend a life tied down to a stall standing night and day for your almost entire life and then your thank you is getting slaughtered along with thousands and thousands of unwanted foals…A life of misery a life of hell!..Signed!

  15. Actually, these “unwanted” foals are registerable purebreds (QH, App, drafts, etc) with both their breed association and the NAERIC foundation. NAERIC ensures that all the strict welfare regulations the horses in the PMU lines are enforced. Foals are sold in crops anytime after September 1 each year and are bought by Canadians who raise and train them to compete @ shows or work on ranches. The mares are given plenty of fresh water regularly around the clock to drink, rather than having to drink stagnant water out of buckets and troughs (like most horses, yes, even yours) and daily exercise is mandatory, as are sufficient feeding regimens, monthly vet checks, routine random inspections of farm by inspectors, (they must have climate-controlled environments and sufficient sunlight even indoors)…and when the terrible subzero temps lift and waist-depth snow melts, they get to go out to pasture for months with a stallion, to raise their foals as nature intended.
    There are abused, neglected and unwanted horses every where in the USA, perhaps sign a petition to stop backyard irresponsible horse breeders…something like that would really help, so all those unwanted horses from the USA don’t have to travel to Canada or Mexico for slaughter.

  16. We know this medication is bad for women. There are other medications available.. The horses suffer, the foals suffer an die. It is only bad that comes out of this…well the greedy ones making lots of money might think theres good. This causes such suffering and does make excess of horses., And does add to the number of horses going to slaughter……

    • This is only lining the pockets of the big guys, the only reason it is being done is for $$$. It is one of the most biggest scams going on. There are like Laura said many other alternatives……people need to be educated about this and put a stop to this insanity, some people’s mentality’s are just like a herd of cows, and I hate to say that cause I love cows too, but we all can agree they’re not the smartest of creatures! I think people that are getting educated have a right to even sue these companies for poisoning them, maybe knowingly. And yes again, as Laura Bruns mentioned,it does enormously lead to the ammount of horses going to slaughter. Wrong, wrong wrong. Very cruel and selfish, inhumane. Period

  17. Beautifull animals,horses treated in so cruel way,are humans doing this, I dought.Horses also need rescue shelter where they would be taken care,not treating like in these pics,discusting,

  18. Man is already destroying the world, do they have to destroy all of God’s creatures too. it’s not just the horses that suffer from the cruelness of humans. The chain of natural nature is cruel enought it don’t need people hurting it anymore than it already does. If you can’t help it then leave it alone. Who are we to play God with anything unless it’s for the better of any creature, humans included~~

  19. This is insane!!! What is wrong with (in)humankind? We must be an eyesore for God who placed us in charge of animals TO LOOK AFTER THEM!!

  20. I went to my primary care doc recently because I suspected Menopausal symptoms and she prescribed an HRT. I had no idea it was Premarin and once I researched the source of this drug, I cried for a long time about it. I just can’t believe this actually goes on. I am determined to stop this and am telling everyone I know and meet about it (and also asking them to spread the word. Problem is most people don’t know because you can’t even imagine that this could happen!) I’m certain if women were aware of the source, they would elect not to take it. I’d like to start an even bigger campaign against this….we need to stop this as soon as possible. The horses and their babies lives are at stake! I’ll be calling the manufacturer daily and sending their awful medication back to them with a letter demanding my money back so I can send that money to help get these animals adopted. Crying again….between this and the sharks and the whales and the animal testing. I mean how much more can we take…

    • I FEEL THE SAME, I REFUSED TO TAKE THE STUFF TOO. THERES OTHER MEDICATION THAT DOES NOT INVOLVE ANIMALS BECAUSE I’M TAKING IT , YOU ONLY HAVE TO ASK . WHOEVER CAME UP WITH DOING THIS SICK DISTURBING THING TO HORSES HAVE MENTAL PROBLEMS IN MY BOOK!

  21. no words:(((((i am going through menopause the way God wanted me to…yes, there is discomfort, hot flushes, mood swings….but rather this way than using premarin…why must i inflict torture to animals coz i cant handle my symptoms???STOP THE TORTURE!!!!

  22. Why the hell is there so much animal cruelty,we can get all we need,from plants. Bile from Bears,now this ! Disgraceful,how can you call yourselves human ?

  23. There are alternatives than using this crap, I would rather put up with the symtoms personally, this is just too cruel, humans are slime!

  24. Never ceases to amaze me the ignorance of these people that really think it’s acceptable to carry out this uneccessary cruel procedure to an animal, would like to know how they would fare if they were forced to do it! Signed!

  25. Typical human beings. I went through menopause in my early forties-I did not the ENTIRE time take a single pill or any “relieving menopause” items. Each one of us has a pharmacy given to us by our Creator right within each one of us-physically, emotionally and spiritually and more than we’ll ever know. An animal does NOT need to be abused to releive MY symptoms. I have a brain and I can take care of my symptoms. To relieve menopause symptoms I go and sit with and admire a beautiful animal, any one of them, their mere presence close to me already emanates healing forces from them. I do not need their urine. That is an insult to my intelligence and an added insult that these beautiful animals are disrespected.

  26. I rescued a PMU baby. She is the light of my life, but because of the malnutrition she had as a foal, she had developed a very awkward body. She is still beautiful, and sound, turning 4 this year. This industry REALLY chaps my hide.

  27. I’m doing a paper on this for school and it makes me sick everytime i reseach it. I have 5 horses. And i just cant belive that people can get away with such extream animal crulety!!!! And its all over their urine, that should be seeping into the ground in the wild or in a loving owner’s barn NOT in a ruber bowl straped to their butt.!

  28. Ive made copies of this w/I slip them into the magazines advertising Premarin and on the shelves in stores -I mailed a copy to Presicent Obama and to the White House Administrators. Ive mailed to every animal rights place I can find. I heard they closed in north America and moved to Asia-they will not stop until we make them. moving will not stop me from doing my utmoset to close them down. We already have another kind of cream that does the same thing and does not hurt a single animal. What is wrong with our country????

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