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PMU (pregnant mare’s urine) sector to expand

Sorry we have been so long posting this. We saw this the day it came out but 2016 started off unusually busy and hasn’t let up.

Looks like it’s more than Premarin tablets Pfizer are expecting women (and in some cases men) to swallow. Check this nonsense out. And the picture filed with it is even worse. They have pregnant mares outside grazing in high grass. But if you look closely you can see a foal too which means these horses have just given birth that’s why they are not “online”. We are talking about the “pee line”.

February 26, 2016

The Manitoba Cooperator reports:

    An expected increase in contracted volumes of pregnant mare urine over the next two years is a small bit of good news for Manitoba’s long-beleaguered PMU industry.

    Pfizer Canada says it will increase the amount of PMU collected from ranches in Manitoba and Saskatchewan during 2016 and 2017.

    Pfizer uses estrogen from PMU to manufacture Premarin used for hormone replacement therapy in post-menopausal women.

    Industry officials cautioned the announced increase in volume will probably not have a major impact on PMU production.

    “From our perspective, it’s not going to be anything of any significance,” said Norm Luba, executive director of the North American Equine Ranching Information Council, a non-profit association in Louisville, Kentucky representing PMU ranchers.

    “It will be a small increase over the current amount that we contract,” was all Christina Antoniou, corporate affairs manager for Pfizer Canada in Montreal, would say in an email message to the Manitoba Co-operator. “We are currently in the process of contracting for 2016-17 and therefore cannot provide any further details.”

    Antoniou indicated a recent improvement in Premarin sales is responsible for the increase.

Read it all here: http://www.manitobacooperator.ca/news-opinion/news/pmu-sector-to-expand/

These people are unbelievable. Literally. Pfizer are making more money than ever off the Premarin family of drugs. Even with price increases there is no way so few a number could possibly supply all the pregnant mare’s urine they need. Who are they kidding? Still, it is puzzle. What are they up to? We’ll let you know when we know.

There are some well informed comments to this article so Pfizer & Co are fooling no one.
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Ty Savoy quotes this:

‘In fact if one person is unkind to an animal it is considered cruelty, but where a lot of people are unkind to a lot of animals, especially in the name of commerce, the cruelty is condoned and, once large sums of money are at stake, will be defended to the last by otherwise intelligent people.’

Ruth Harrison, Animal Machines: The New Factory Farming Industry (2013)

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3 thoughts on “PMU (pregnant mare’s urine) sector to expand”

  1. It is unconscionable and inhumane to imprison and repeatedly impregnate mares then destroy their foals in order to harvest their urine for the production of hormone replacement drugs. Given that more effective drugs that are cruelty free are available for treatment of hormone replacement makes the practice even more reprehensible and unjustified. Shame on you Pfizer! Stop the Premarin Horse trade!

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    1. To be honest I am not sure why this even made the news if in fact the increase will be minimal. I question whether there is some hidden agenda behind it. The SEC filings for the 2015 fiscal year indicate that sales were about the same in terms of profits – actually down modestly. The biggest question that seems unresolved is how Pfizer is interacting with the Chinese market. Do they have contracts with these PMU farms, are they profiting from these operations and if so how are they hiding those profits, if in fact they are? The information is something outside of what is accessible due to the nature of China ‘s patent and other laws (yes, the patent for Premarin has expired but the FDA has nixed any NDAs from other companies vying for a generic for a number of reasons). These regulations are not strictly enforced in China. And there is the ever-lingering question about the existence of PMU farms in India and Kazakhstan for example. ~Sigh~

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  2. Hideous cruel exploitation and reproductive slavery where mares are kept pregnant and tied up in stalls without exercise or sufficient water, then watch each of their baby foals shot before being raped again for their urine. BAN THIS GLOBALLY

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