Protect Horses from Forced Urine Extraction and Confinement

Target: Commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration Dr. Margaret A. Hamburg,

Goal:

The product line of Premarin as utilized by Pfizer/Wyeth Pharmaceuticals is an unfortunate creation that uses its very name to mask the nature of the product itself.  In point of fact, Premarin is used as a term to be representative of the actual product which is pregnant mare’s urine.  Not only does this sound far more distasteful when the actual product is described, but the means of obtaining it are entirely inhumane.

In order to obtain this product horses are confined to tiny tie-in stalls with a urine collection device almost always attached.  These animals are confined to that stall, often in unlit conditions while receiving little to no exercise.

Further compounding the inhumane conditions with which the animals are kept is that their water intake is severely restricted in order to maximize the concentration of the urine they are collecting.

Because the product relies on hormonal levels within the animal itself stemming from pregnancy, mares are kept in a state of almost continuous pregnancy with their foals being sent away to slaughter soon after birth.  These mares themselves succumb to the slaughter house the instant they prove unviable for this urine collection.

The companies involved have shown no regard for alternatives, actively seeking to ban compounded bioidentical hormone therapies because of the potential they hold to cut into Pfizer/Wyeth’s bottom line.  With these bioidentical options available there is no point to the cruel and inhumane treatment required for the actual Premarin product to be obtained.  The only difference is that it is far simpler to throw away an animal’s life then develop the product in a lab.

This is unacceptable and cannot be allowed to continue.  Please stop the allowance of products derived by Premarin and instead seek out those bioidentical compounds that Pfyzer/Wyeth is working so hard to ban.

PETITION LETTER:

Dear Dr. Hamburg,

Pfizer/Wyeth Pharmaceuticals’ product Premarin does not deserve a place on today’s market.  The usage of pregnant mare’s urine, subtly title Premarin is obtained by inhumane means while at the same time bioidentical compounds exist that negate the need for this product itself.

Premarin’s pharmaceutical usage of pregnant mare’s urine creates an environment where it is profitable to treat animals inhumanely.  Horses are forced to live in tiny tie-in stalls that are dimly lit (if at all) while spending most of their time with a urine collection device attached to their bodies.

They are confined to that stall for the bulk of their lives, receiving little to no exercise or time outside while being kept on a severely restricted daily water intake to ensure their urine is as concentrated as possible to improve efficiency of the ‘product’.

These animals need be pregnant for the proper hormone levels within the urine to create a viable product, therefore the animals are kept in a near perpetual state of pregnancy.  The foals resulting from this are frequently sent off almost immediately to slaughterhouses, where the mares themselves will be shipped as soon as they are no longer considered viable.

These animals live a terrible life to provide a product that can be readily replicated by synthetic means.  Pfizer/Wyeth Pharmaceuticals would rather emphasize bottom lines by means of seeking court injunctions against other corporations developing bioidentical compounds rather than attempt to develop a similar product themselves that may not be as cost-effective to attain, but is done so in a far more humane fashion.

There is no place for this product in today’s society.  The benefits of bioidentical compounds negate the need for the cruel treatment of pregnant mares in order to obtain their urine.  It is with this in mind that I strongly urge you to ban Premarin and products derived from it today.

Sincerely,

[Your Name Here]

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18 Comments

  1. Sylvia Schmidt says:

    This is almost as bad as the BEAR BILE FARMING IN CHINA! Both practices or horrendously cruel. STOP!

  2. That bad karma piss can’t do a body good. No way, no how!

  3. Please STOP THIS!! SO SAD, SO CRUEL!! Horse’s are gental animals, they have done so much for humans ‘FOREVER’!! WHY ABUSE THEM?? This world is messed up!!!!!!

  4. please stop this terible cruelty to horses.

  5. i wouldnt want to take horse urine i dont know how any one would

  6. EVERY ANIMAL HAS THE RIGHT TO CONSIDERATION,GOOD TREATMENT AND THE PROTECTION OF MAN.
    EVERY ANIMAL HAS THE RIGHT TO BE RESPECTED.
    PLEASE STOP THIS.STOP THIS TORTURE NOW.

  7. Raina Taylor says:

    Poor horses! How would you like this done to you? We need to stop it!!

  8. Vivian Williamson says:

    Pass a law to stop being cruel to horses and every animal. They do have feeling and this is becoming a cruel world. What next older people being used for some drug.

  9. worse than barbaric, disgusting, unneccessary – got to be stopped. where are government guidelines or legislation in this?

  10. LA CRUELDAD ANIMAL NO TENDRA FIN MIENTRA EXISTA SERES HUMANOS MAL PARIDO. SIENTO VERGUENZA DE PERTENECER A LA RAZA HUMANA. SOMOS LOS PEORES VICHO SOBRE LA TIERRA.SIEMPRE ME HAGO ESTA PREGUNTA:REALMENTE Y CON LA MANO EN EL CORAZON…A QUIEN LE CORRESPONDE EL CALIFICATIVO ANIMAL…?

  11. Mia Haegerstam says:

    There is probably never ever going to be a more cruel species than the human. We think we have the rights to do anything, and some of us are without brain doing all this cruelty things to animals. I beg for a painful death to those people………

  12. i was given this when menopausal symptoms kicked in. LUCKILY, as a horse owner and horse lover, i learned about the provenance of this drug from Horse and Hound magazine. That was WAY BACK, in 1994. I told my GP about it (and was prescribed a different form of HRT): she didn’t know – and when i saw her a few months later, she said an awful lot of women had specifically asked not to be prescribed Premarin. That was in a rural market town, where there are loads of horse owners, and it’s a middle class (ergot, ppl read stuff and talk about it!!) area, which probably helps spread the word. The word can’t have been spread enough, though, if this dreadful drug is still being prescribed.

  13. QUE MALOS SERA QUE NO CREEN QUE DIOS ES GRANDE Y QUE LES COBRARA CADA COSA DE ESTAS .

  14. maria izarriaga says:

    Que manga de bestias estos granjeros, porque no los ponen a ellos parados con pinches abajo y cada vez que se quieran sentar o acostar sea sobre esto, si lo aguantan, A ver si son países desarrollados no hay una ley de protección al animal? REPUDIO A TODO SUFRIMIENTO A LOS QUE NO TIENE VOZ, Y SI DULZURA, AMOR Y SER FIELES A LOS QUE SON UNOS MONSTRUOS. QUE NADIE COMPRE ESTE TIPO DE MEDICACION ASI SE ACABA LA CRUELDAD

  15. Disgusting and unnecessary.

  16. Alejandra Fernandez Toledo says:

    Las mujeres llevamos siglos y mas siglos en el planeta. ¿de cuando aca necesitamos medicamentos para la menopausia? En todo caso la soya ayuda con los síntomas de manera eficiente, natural y libre de crueldad

  17. Hay que ayudarlos x favor!!!!!M

  18. ivybingham says:

    This practice has been going on for years and years.

    It is one of the crulest practices of animal abuse.
    The male foals auctioned or slaughterd as they have no use for them.

    This, of course is about money and greed.

    What you need to aim at is the people who take Premerin.Do you know that most are probably not aware of where the product comes from. Also bear in mind that Eastern people do not take it as they look to their diet to help them. How many peple take HRT only to come off it in later years and go through the symptons then.

    BAN IT and put the whole industry where it should be

    BANCRUPT

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