30.07.2020 Blood Farms: Cruel Horse Hormone Scandal as Pregnant Mares' Blood Is Injected Into Pigs and Other Animals
Thousands of pregnant horses are kept on blood farms for fertility product which is then sold to the vets and factory farmers to help increase production. Crammed into pens and repeatedly forced into pregnancy, these are the pitiful horses whose blood is extracted on horrific “vampire” farms to boost meat production. Tens of thousands of mares have giant needles stuck into their jugular veins to suck out a powerful fertility hormone which is later injected into other animals so they can have more babies much quicker. The vile process, carried out cheaply on farms in South America to avoid strict EU welfare regulations, has been branded “industrial horse torture” by animal campaign groups. Meat sold in Britain comes from animals that have been given the hormone, known as Pregnant Mare’s Serum Gonadotropin.It is used in the farming of pigs for meat products such as bacon, sausages and chops. In concentrated form the powerful hormone is more valuable than gold. Known as pregnant mare’s serum gonadotropin (PMSG), it is injected in to pigs to speed up their natural fertility cycle. PMSG is used mainly in pigs but also sheep and cows to increase production of a wide range of meat products. The hormone can only be found in the blood of mares in their early pregnancy. When the mares can no longer fall pregnant they are slaughtered and sold as meat. Credit: in the now.
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