Pregnant Horses Drained of Blood to Support Canadian Pig Factory Farms
Approval processes for a controversial new hormonal drug are currently underway in a number of European countries, but in Canada, the hormone is already approved for use by factory farms looking to make mother pigs have larger litters, as cheaply as possible.
Pregnant Mare Serum Gonadotropin (PMSG) is a fertility hormone that comes from the blood of horses, who are subjected to a cycle of pregnancy and abortion, and having their blood drained until their bodies are too weak to continue. It is used systematically in factory farms to synchronize animal births, which drives down costs for the facility. Watch the investigation into “blood farms” in Argentina and Uruguay where the hormone is produced.
Animal Justice is calling on authorities to end the suffering caused by the production and use of PMSG. Please sign to add your support.