2017-08-06 09:14:54 UTC
After years of investigative work by the Animal Welfare Foundation,
its partners in Uruguay, and hundreds of thousands of SumOfUs members
like you taking action, Merck, Sharp and Dohme (MSD) has cut all ties
with horse blood farms in South America!
Together, weve moved a pharma giant. Together, we are a force to be
reckoned with. But we cannot stop here.
Cruel horse blood farms will still operate as long as there are pharma
companies willing to buy their products -- and the next big player
could step in and take over the business MSD has left behind.
On nightmarish blood farms, horses are horrifically drained of their
blood -- all for the profits of pharma companies like IDT Biologika.
Big pharma is making huge profits from the torture of horses.
Thousands of horses are raised purely for the purpose of having their
blood extracted and sold -- with dire consequences.
Blood farm conditions are worse than youd ever imagine.
On farms in Uruguay and Argentina, our partners revealed that workers
routinely take 10 litres of blood from the horse in a single
extraction -- almost a fourth of its total blood. That much blood loss
can lead to hypovolemic shock, anaemia or even death.
Its a hormone called PMSG that the pharma industry is after. Because
the valuable hormone can only be found in the blood of mares in their
early pregnancy, they are forced into repeated pregnancies and
abortions. Finally, they are shipped off to be slaughtered once
theyre too weak or old to become pregnant.
In a cruel cycle of animal exploitation, the precious hormone obtained
from pregnant mare blood is used by the pig industry to make the
industrial production of piglets even more efficient."
Justin though is planning a pig factory, isn't he. Would they use