Demand that pregnant mares stop being tortured to collect their urine for Pfizer

MELISSA PARK | April 8, 2019

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The hormone replacement drug Premarin comes from pregnant mares' urine — that's how the drug got its name. But in order for the giant pharmaceutical corporation Pfizer to create Premarin, first it needs to make sure it has access to lots of pregnant horses. These mares are repeatedly impregnated, on average 12 years, and spend 6 months of their 11-month pregnancy confined to stalls so small they have difficulty turning around or lying down. Most of this time is spent standing up on cold concrete floors. During this time, they are permanently attached to cumbersome rubber urine collection bags hanging between their hind legs, so Pfizer can collect their pee and use it in their products. These uncomfortable bags chafe their flanks, cause infections, and severely limit movement. 

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