Stop Sucking Blood From Pregnant Horses to Induce Fertility in Pigs

Target: Bernhard Url, executive director of the European Food Safety Authority

Goal: Ban the importation of meat products linked to equine chorionic gonadotropin extraction.

Pregnant horses are held captive in “vampire farms,” where they are hooked up to tubes that forcibly extract their blood. This horrific practice must be stopped.

Pregnant horses have long been used for some pretty horrific purposes. We’ve seen how they’ve been exploited for their urine by big pharmaceutical companies, not to mention cases where they’ve been killed for their fetuses. Now, industrial farmers have found a new way to torment mares: by literally sucking their blood. Recently released footage from the Swiss/German NGO, the Animal Welfare Foundation (AWF), shows mares being hooked up to blood extraction machines on factory farms. The blood of pregnant horses contains a rare hormone, equine chorionic gonadotropin (eCG), which can be used to manipulate the breeding cycles of other animals. Once extracted, the hormone is then sold to European farmers to force “pigs who just gave birth to go right back into heat.”

In other words, big factory farms have figured out they can suck the blood of pregnant horses, and inject an extract of that blood into pigs so they can be forced to constantly give birth.

If you think it can’t possibly get worse, then you might want to think again:

The mares are regularly being given abortions without painkillers, so they can keep getting pregnant, and thus constantly producing the hormone.

The footage shows weakened mares being beaten by farmers, with the weakest being left to die in agony. The vampire farms are mostly located in South America; but as mentioned, the hormone itself is largely exported to European pig farmers.

Through this supply chain, the industry quietly sidesteps European regulations on animal treatment, with the mares themselves being located on the other side of the world. Nonetheless, this doesn’t change the fact that in the end, it’s European consumers who are left with pork produced through this grizzly process.

We therefore urge the European Food Safety Authority to crack down on this practice, and ban the use of this hormone in farms.

PETITION LETTER:

Dear Mr. Url,

European pig farmers are using a controversial hormone extracted in a brutal manner from horses, and it’s time for it to stop. According to the Animal Welfare Foundation (AWF), South American farms extract the fertility hormone equine chorionic gonadotropin (eCG) from pregnant mares, then sell it to European farmers. The extraction process is the stuff of nightmares; mares are packed into crowded factory farms, then hooked up to blood machines for long stretches. Animal rights campaigners say these machines can extract as much as 11 liters of blood in a single setting, and this can go on for week after week, month after month. The mares that become too weak to stand are beaten, with some eventually being left to die, according to the AWF.

It’s hard to imagine how such a practice could be tolerated within the European Union. Indeed, most of these so-called “vampire farms” are located in Uruguay and Argentina. The eCG hormone is later exported to Europe, where it can be used to put sows back into heat almost immediately after giving birth.

This entire, disturbing process needs to end. Although the balk of the nightmare takes place outside the E.U., it’s European pig farmers who benefit. Likewise, it’s European consumers who eventually end up with pork products made using this disturbing practice.

As head of the EFSA, we therefore urge you to endorse a ban on the importation of eCG. We can no longer be blind to the horrors that fuel the European pig industry, and it’s time for an end to this inhumane system.

Sincerely,

[Your Name Here]

Photo Credit: AWF

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23 Comments

  1. Lynsey Chinnery says:

    This makes me want to vomit. So many humans who have lost their souls to the dark side.

  2. The end of this world needs to happen ASAP because things will become so much worse, and it is already UNBEARABLE to those with their eyes wide open.

    • Diane Petrillo Diane Petrillo says:

      You’re so right Candy! Sometimes I wish I could just wink out because learning each day about these most vile of people is too painful to see. Every day is worse than the day before. Obviously they don’t have feelings which is why they sleep at night.

  3. tera tukey says:

    POOR HORSES HAVE NO VOICE ..CAN’T FIGHT BACK…ATTN…BERNARD URL..EUROPEAN FOOD SAFETY DIRECTOR/AUTHORITY….YOU MUST STOP THIS HEINOUS PRACTICE IMMEDIATELY…IT IS NOT NATURAL AND THESE HUMANS IN SOUTH AMERICA HAVE NO SOULS TO SEEE A HORSE DIE OF EXHAUSTION AFTER GIVING UP IT’S BLOOD…CONSTANTLY IMPREGNATED AND FORCED TO ABORT….AND YOU THE EUROPEAN IS CAUSING THIS BEACUSE YOU ARE PURCHASING THE HOMRMONES FROM THES HORSES TO GIVE YOU PIGS…SO YOU CAN HAVE MORE PIGS/PORK ON YOU PLATE…BECOME VEGETARIANS LIKE ME…IT’S A BLESSING AND GUILT FREE.STOP THIS LAWLESSNESS AGAINST THESE POOR VOICELESS HORSES…NOW THE WORLD KNOWS ABOUT THE GREEDY EUROPEANS…MORE PIGS…MORE PORK … MORE BLOOD MONEY…MORE HORSES LIFE TAKEN…I PRAY ALL YOU INVOLVED SUFFER IMMENSE DEBILITATING CRIPPLING DISEASES…AND DIE LIKE THESE POOR HORSES.

  4. This morons sholdn’t call themselves humans, they are the BEASTS !!! Shame on you SINFUL EVILS have N0 LOVES for GOD’S living creations, animals!! An eye for an eye!! YOUR Bad KARMA WILL SOON COME TO HUNT YOUR EVILS !!! BE PREPARE TO ENJOY YOUR SUFFERING !! STOP THIS SINFUL ACTS N REPENT BEFORE ITS TOO LATE!!!

  5. holly homayonfar says:

    What the fuck is wrong with this world? Greedy Humans are truly sucking the life out of it and destroying it. This is beyond sick and disgusting and needs to stopped immediately.these people have black souls.

  6. kay allan says:

    WHAT THE FUCK IS HAPPENING TO THIS WORLD, IT IS GETTING MORE AND MORE VILE EVIL AND SICKENING ALL FOR MONEY, I HOPE THEY ALL END UP WITH SOME AWFUL ILLNESS THAT WILL LAST THEIR LIFE TIME AND PAINFUL

  7. Audrey Arbogast says:

    there are no words to describe my pain to read how the world is horrible for animals and some humans just for a few humans can reach a lot of money, and much more money, they don’t care having blood on hands. Where animal cruelty will be really stopped and severely punished ? even in the pharmaceutic and agriculture fields ??? it is necessary to stop letting them do what they want, causing suffering just to be richer !

  8. B. Sudnick says:

    Also, the sale of life equines, horses mules and donkeys all being squashed into airplanes to be shipped to China for more torture, and bait fighting, and other cruel treatment – no food, no water, before being served up on someone’s plate! That too has to end. People are so money hungry at the expense of poor animals – shame on these money worshipping people.

  9. Lisa Zarafonetis Lisa Zarafonetis says:

    Signed & sharing❗️😠

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