Jane Allin and I, together with you, have been championing the cause of PMU horses for over a decade.
PMU horses are mares kept continually pregnant in order to collect their estrogen rich urine to make drugs like Prempro, Premarin and Duavee for the easing of menopausal symptoms. A tragic offshoot of this process are of course the mares’ byproduct foals. As Allin points out:
- Sadly, foals born to these mares are usually worth less than the urine their mothers produce. They are considered to be nothing more than a living byproduct of Premarin. To the PMU farmers, they are often worth more dead than alive.
Joining us in the battle to save PMU horses are two awesome new friends.
First, there’s a lovely lady called Rebecca who has gone to live in China with her husband sent to work there by his company.
Rebecca has been looking for a way to help PMU horses in a really big way and now she has it. Not only is Rebecca a professional photographer used to covering very difficult assignments, but also very well versed on the issue.
Inspired by the work of Jane Allin who uncovered that there are PMU horses in China, Rebecca is determined to locate some of these farms and document them. She is donating 100% of her time and we are helping her with her expenses. We are moved by her generosity and courage.
We couldn’t be more delighted and grateful.
• Dr. Greene
An eminent women’s health care physician contacted us and offered to help in any way he can.
In particular, he likes the way we are alerting doctors to the true potential and significant dangers to patients treated with Premarin, Prempro and Duavee. He is for educating them more than ever.
We pointed out that we still have doctors responding to our Dear Physician Letter arguing that conjugated estrogens (how they are listed on the label) are not necessarily dangerous.
We responded that the estrogens in question are conjugated equine estrogens, a known carcinogen as declared by the World Health Organization.
Some doctors are shocked. Some doctors continue to argue that we are wrong because the the word equine is nowhere on the label.
Indeed it is not.
We point out that the word “equine” was omitted from packaging years ago and the FDA has done nothing about it.
Dr. Greene concurs with our plan to press the FDA to make the labeling of drugs reflect the true nature of these drugs — that they are made with conjugated equine estrogens. But will they listen to us, or anybody else for that matter?
He has a plan.
Dr. Green is writing a paper on the dangers of conjugated equine estrogens and drugs associated with them. He will use his paper to rally doctors on his side to make a strong case to outlaw the use of this ingredient. Full stop.
He justly observes that drugs made with conjugated equine estrogens are outmoded, outdated, totally unnecessary and most importantly of all a great potential danger to the health, safety and welfare of women and horses.
As his own work on this issue unfolds, Dr. Greene supports our work – especially this golden opportunity to expose PMU farms in China.
He is therefore guaranteeing to match your donations dollar for dollar to our Premstoppers Campaign from now through Friday, May 13, 2016.
To all of you who have followed and supported our activities to keep this issue alive, thank you. You have helped make sure these horses are not forgotten.
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