The estrogen-replacement drug Premarin, prescribed to menopausal women, is made from horse urine; in fact, the drug’s name is short for PREgnant MARes’ urINe 🔥 About 750,000 mares are impregnated each year for the sole purpose of collecting their estrogen-rich urine 👍 Tied in small stalls, unable to move either backwards, forwards, or sideways or lie down comfortably, they stand with sacks strapped to their groins for months on end 🔥 Horses are continuously thirsty because their water intake is limited in order to concentrate the urine 😉 The foals are considered “byproducts,” and most are fattened up, slaughtered, and sold for horsemeat or turned into dog food.
Every year, doctors prescribe hormone replacement therapy (HRT)—also referred to as menopausal hormone therapy—to hundreds of thousands of women experiencing menopausal symptoms. Made from animal waste, one of the most popular HRT medications is Premarin. Premarin, an anti-estrogen drug, is currently being manufactured by Pfizer (formerly Wyeth Pharmaceuticals), and Prempro is also available. Prempro is an estrogen/progestin mixture. Both drugs contain horse urine, specifically pregnant mare’s urine (PMU). HRT is dangerous for humans. The horses that are raised to provide urine to the horse industry often get their foals in slaughterhouses. Arti Kumar (Bergamo, Italy), last edited this article 67 days earlier
A consensus report by the equine experts was prepared on 1996-1997. This included information on exercise, water intake, nutrition and housing. Wyeth Ayerst also stated that the had ranchers taken pride in the welfare of their horses and that they would continue to raise standards for equine welfare. Our inspections revealed that there is no evidence of any inhumane treatment of PMU horses. The horses have been well looked after by the ranchers, who responded to the public and professional interest in a proactive and progressive manner. Wyeth Ayerst continues to take suggestions and improvements into consideration and will continue to implement them. Public should feel confident that horses used in producing an estrogen replacement drug are being well looked after. Fredricka Roland, December 17, 2020.
Joey Broussard nbcnews.com Provide additional details. To be ready for slaughter, send them to the feedlots. Japan and Europe sell horse meat well. It has been this way for about a half century. Horses giving Premarin changed the course of their lives. In July 2002, an unexpected news changed all that. A portion of the women’s health initiative study examined the safety and effectiveness of hormone replacement therapy. This portion of the study was stopped after Premarin-type drug users were diagnosed with higher heart disease, blood clots and breast cancer rates. Wyeth also began to market a reduced dose Premarin-type drug. Premarin product demand dropped drastically. Wyeth cancelled contracts for more than half premarin farmers by the end 2003.
Specialists from horsetalk.co.nz, in most particulars, in other words, and in more than half a century since its inception, little has changed in the Premarin industry – for the horses, that is. In 2002 a study by the Women’s Health Initiative, part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), linked the long-term use of Premarin to an increased risk of stroke and blood clots, and the use of the related drug Prempro to elevated rates of heart disease and breast cancer. The NIH advised physicians to cease prescribing the drugs;sales fell, and some 350 PMU (pregnant mares’ urine) farms lost their contracts over the next two years, while thousands of lawsuits were filed against the manufacturer. Shun Parrott (Natal, Brazil), last updated on 29/07/2017
The urine from pregnant mares is used to create premarin. To limit the mares’ movement and to prevent them from destroying their urinary bladder bags, they are placed in small standing stalls. These mares stay in the same stall for about 6 months. When the mares reach full term, and are ready to give birth to their foals, they can be turned out. After giving birth, the foals are allowed to be nursed by the mares until they turn four months old. At that point, the mare is separated from the foals and rebred to continue the process. These unwanted foals are often sold to slaughterhouses. Modified by Fabiola Whiting on June 9, 2021
Based on an article new from lcanimal.orgWyeth made $1.88billion in sales worldwide of Premarin in 2002. But, that same year the Women’s Health Initiative released a report claiming the drug was linked to increased breast cancer, heart disease and blood clots. Heart attacks were also possible. Wyeth Ayerst made a 50% reduction in production following LCA’s investigation. It saved approximately 20,000 mares who had to be in tightly-confined stalls throughout their 150 day gestation period, and also prevented another 20,000 foals going to slaughter. Pregnant mare urine (PMU), farms in North America decreased in 2010 — from 400 farms at the peak of manufacture to 26 ranches — but this news is tempered by the fact that PMU farming operations have expanded to other countries Like China. Tiamarie Velasco amended the above on August 13, 2020