The last PMU (pregnant mare’s urine) facility operating in N. America — in Canada — is reportedly closing down. This has been a long time coming.
However, while that sounds like good news, HRT (hormone replacement therapy) drugs made from pregnant mare’s urine is on the rise in China where millions of women are already taking forms of it.
China is also where most of the world’s pregnant mare’s urine farms are.
Pregnant mares are repeatedly impregnated and milked for their urine in revolting conditions. The foals are immediately disposed of, often sent to local restaurants to be turned into “fresh off the hoof” dishes. Or, like the mares who can no longer get pregnant, are sent straight to a slaughterhouse. There are no rescues we know of for these horses anywhere in China.
We must educate the women of China about these drugs and where they come from. Sensitivity to animal cruelty is on the rise and trending big in all but the most remote areas of China.
We are excited to announce that we now have a strong set of enthusiastic volunteers in China to get the word out. And television has begun reporting what we are doing. We feel it is critical that we continue to build on what we have achieved.
Please make a donation today to help pay for ads, subway signs, billboards and other marketing materials, plus translations for the media. Support this vital work in China, and help continue our outreach to women across America too.
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