The PMU Industry: 2013 Year in Review

Tuesday's Horse

by JANE ALLIN

2013 was a tumultuous year for the plight of horses.

What with the precarious and unnerving threat of horse slaughter resuming in the U.S., the adulterated horsemeat scandal in the EU and the continuing issues with the BLM’s incompetent range management of the wild horses, slaughter risk for these American icons and the shameless abuse during roundups and within holding facilities there was no dearth of trepidation for horse advocates around the globe.

As much as the PMU mares and their foals are not on the radar at all times, the exploitation and sad fate of these trusting creatures is nonetheless equally as important.

Despite the dwindling presence of PMU farms in North America and the subsequent relocation to China and other foreign lands, sales of the Premarin family of drugs derived from the urine of pregnant mares remain strong in North America and Pfizer continues to…

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