Here are three things we are doing for PMU — or Premarin — horses right now:
1. Lobbying the FDA with the help of a specialist firm to return the word “equine” on all Premarin type drugs so it reads “conjugated equine estrogens” the way it did, and should*.
2. Working in China with a massive social media campaign warning women against the dangers of the Premarin family of drugs. This is where most of the horses are and where the largest volume of Premarin type drugs are being used.
3. Leafleting across the U.S. at women’s hospitals and clinics warning women about the dangers of the Premarin family of drugs and educating them on alternatives (expanding into Canada with your help).
This work is informative and necessary, and potentially life saving for women and the mares and foals used to make the drug then cast off.
The Horse Fund has been conducting a massive reorganization based on our end-of year-review for 2017. We also took a close look at 2016 where we had a particularly effective year. The time has zipped by.
Accordingly, we have streamlined and regrouped our staff and resources so that we are a leaner, meaner fighting machine.
We have focused a lot on leveraging our social media activities to the highest possible effectiveness in benefiting the horses we work daily to protect. Every day we have terrific people doing just that.
Social media is a constantly changing medium and we need do more then just keep up — we have to stay ahead of the game. More on how you can make your impact there later.
In the meantime, use our Contact Form and let us know what social media platform(s) you use most for advocating. Have you seen someone doing something particularly effective? Please share!
Give us your ideas. Tell us what is important to you as an advocate. In order to continue being a great team your feedback is crucial.
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Featured Image: With gracious permission, Bob Langrish.