Pharmaceutical Companies Torture Horses in a Controversial Procedure with ZERO Regulations to Obtain an Ingredient Used in Drugs (Undercover Video)

Thin, pregnant horses are often anemic, sick, and can drop dead at “blood farms.” PHOTO:



A video from an undercover investigation posted by Animals Angels USA (AA) with footage from EU’s Animal Welfare Foundation (AWF) has revealed the shocking and horrific way pregnant mares are treated at blood farms – farms where horses are being raised for one reason only: to drain their blood and sell it for multi-million dollar profits.

While this is legally allowed, these farms often mistreat the animals (beating them with sticks and using electric prods) and disregard common sense when it comes to the amount of blood taken and frequency of this procedure, making this practice even more tragic, activists say.

For a horse to stay healthy, no more than 15-20% of its blood should be taken during a 4-week period. However, these farms take as much as 10 liters of blood at a time, which is almost a quarter of a horse’s blood. Many horses end up anemic, sick, or even drop dead.

Boxes for blood extraction. PHOTO:


The pharmaceutical companies take horses’ blood in order to extract the PMSG (Pregnant Mare Serum Gonadotropin) hormone in it. This hormone is found in mares at the beginning of their pregnancies. Because of that, they are forced to have repeated abortions and pregnancies. Many suffer miscarriages as part of this cruel cycle.

The horses’ blood is widely used by the pig industry to achieve more efficient piglet production.

It is also used for biological research, diagnostic manufacturing and making veterinary drugs.

Some companies, such as Merck, Sharpe, and Dohme, have changed their policies (at least in Europe) since the first public outcry few years ago. But many companies still use the practice today, and are doing so without following regulations.

Blood farms are located in Uruguay and Argentina, but also in the U.S. Many of these farms have no supervisor, no enforcement of regulations, and no oversight, the AWF says.

“This bloody business has existed for thirty years. It is hidden, criminally organized and in hands of a few people. It is a lucrative business which operates in Uruguay and Argentina in acquiescence and without any controls,” states the AWF.

Because of this nightmarish practice, advocates are calling for the creation of a synthetic solution to use instead.

Meanwhile, various petitions are trying to influence the pharmaceutical industry to change how the hormone is obtained.

You can sign a petition here to stop IDT Biologika, a European company, from torturing horses.

To understand the full picture, watch the undercover video revealing everything that goes on at a blood farm (warning: graphic content):

Recommended reading:

The Agriculture Industry Has Been Drilling Holes in Live Cows (Shocking Video)

“You didn’t see that” — Hidden Camera Exposes Horrible Secret of McDonald’s and Tyson’s Chicken Farming (video)

Farmer Reveals: These 3 Claims on Chicken Labels are Basically Meaningless

A Message From the Founder

Do you want to heal your chronic digestive and autoimmune issues naturally, but don't know where to begin aside from removing GMOs from your diet and buying organic?

If so, you may want to check out the THRIVE Lifestyle Academy, an AltHealthWORKS approved diet, exercise, mindset, and lifestyle program that takes the guesswork out of getting, and mostly importantly, staying, healthy for life.

derek henry kids healing the body

Created by Derek Henry, who overcame 13 different chronic disease conditions thanks in large part to over 3,500 hours of research (watch a short video on his story here), this program is suitable for anyone who wants to transform their digestive health while living a fast-paced modern lifestyle. Like myself, healing his digestive issues (gas, bloating, Crohn's like symptoms) was the gateway to a healthy life for Derek.

Become a member and you'll get a 60-day nutrition jump-start, easy access to the THRIVE Online Health Desk for expert one-on-one support (optional), and a simple eight-part plan ideal for people who enjoy being taught what to do, not told what to do.

Click the button below to take advantage of a special discount for AltHealthWORKS readers, as well as a free 21-day trial to help start your journey.

You can also read real life testimonials from people who overcame their debilitating chronic health conditions here.



Categories: Uncategorized.
About AltHealth Admin