March for PMUs with the Int’l Fund for Horses

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Originally Posted: March 4, 2012

March for PMUs with the Int’l Fund for Horses

[Ed. Note: See also Dear Physician: Do NOT prescribe Premarin, Prempro or Aprela.]

FROM Int'l Fund for Horses

ACTION

PMU ranches may be decreasing in North America but the profits made from the prescription and sales of Premarin and Prempro are not. Anything but. This will increase substantially with the approval of Aprela, which we learned from an industry insider is to be heavily marketed as an osteoporosis drug to men and women!

With the downsizing of the North American “pee farms” the attention this issue received declined as well. We will not forget these horses.

WAYS TO HELP:

INFORMATION / TALKING POINTS

Since 2009, we have chosen a horse welfare issue, and focused heavily on it for the entire month of March. You may remember our March for Wild Horses and March Against Horse Slaughter campaigns and the significant impact they had.

This year we are concentrating on the horses abused and killed to make the Premarin family of drugs: March for PMU Horses.

PMU ranches may be decreasing in North America but the profits made from the prescription and sales of Premarin and Prempro are not. Anything but.

This will increase substantially with the approval of Aprela, which we learned from an industry insider is to be heavily marketed as an osteoporosis drug to men and women!

With the downsizing of the N. American “pee farms” the attention this issue received declined as well. We will not forget these horses.

The Int’l Fund for Horses has worked diligently to keep PMU horses in the spotlight through Tuesday’s Horse with Jane Allin’s timely and analytical articles (thank you Jane), social media and billboards (chiefly outside women’s health centers).

MEDIA CAMPAIGN

Among other actions we are taking, we are lining up radio ads right now for the entire month of March.

Much of our media campaign is funded through an individual grant. Please make a donation to help meet the remaining costs.

If you have already given, what a hero you are to these horses, and we warmly thank you for your continued generosity.

If you have yet to give, please join us. A donation of $5.00 will go much further than you may think, so please do not hesitate to give at that level. We really mean that!

MAKE A TAX DEDUCTIBLE DONATION

All of the stations we use archive their shows. This means people will hear these ads long into the future after the original ads have aired. This is so worth doing. We hope you will help.

Our deadline for securing these spots is February 29th. So “leap” into action and come to the aid of the horses and women impacted by the PMU industry.

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OTHER WAYS TO HELP

– Magazine Ads

Please scan magazine ads for Premarin cream to us at horsefund@gmail.com.

– Be Our Eyes and Ears

If you see any television ads for Premarin, please let us know at the address above, or leave a telephone message at 512.961.8396 (Austin TX).

– Whistleblowers

Please email us for a secure, unmonitored cell phone number if you have any information you feel may be useful in our mission to protect these horses. 


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