Premarin and PMU Foals
I learned something today that, as a menopausal woman who loves animals, horrified me. Organic Premarin is made from the urine of pregnant mares. These mares are kept in a near constant cycle of pregnancy and nursing so their urine can be harvested to make the drug. The foals are extraneous to the process of making Premarin and are typically sent to slaughterhouses when they're weaned. These foals are known as PMU (Pregnant Mare Urine) foals.
This wouldn't be so shocking if there was no alternative, but a synthetic version of Premarin is available.
There are some amazing people who are doing as much as they can, with limited resources, to find homes for PMU foals. If you're an animal lover, won't you visit just one of these wonderful web sites and learn about the work being done to save PMU foals?
Here is a link that might be useful: PMU Foal Acquisition Network, Inc.