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URGENT PETITION: Stop the Pregnant Horse Blood Trade!

Animals  (tags: animalcruelty, horses suffering )

- 796 days ago -
ItâEUR(TM)s straight out of a horror movie: hundreds of pregnant horses hooked up to blood-draining machines, some so weak they collapse and die. But we can stop this right now.


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Eleonora Oldani (37)
Saturday January 14, 2017, 12:44 pm
It’s straight out of a horror movie: hundreds of pregnant horses hooked up to blood-draining machines, some so weak they collapse and die. But we can stop this right now.

The industrial horse torture is driven by European pharmaceutical companies who use the blood to speed up factory farming! The EU has said it’s considering action, but so far nothing has happened.

No more horses need to die! Ministers are meeting in just 2 weeks -- let’s light a fire under the EU with a massive million-person petition demanding they ban the abusive pregnant horse blood trade.

Death is far from the only horror: so much blood is taken that it can lead to shock and anaemia. And because only the blood of pregnant horses is valuable, they’re often forced into repeat pregnancies and abortions.

Demand is driven by pharmaceutical companies who sell the hormone found in pregnant horse blood to factory farmers to get pigs and other animals in “heat” on demand -- another layer of abuse in this sorry story.

If we shine a light on this horror by raising a massive global outcry now, we can help get a ban of all products made from the suffering of animals -- making it difficult for companies all over the world to make big profits from this disturbing industry.

Horses are full of beauty, grace and majesty -- it's hard to understand how people could be so cruel. But when we come together in massive numbers to protect animals from the horrors they face every day, we can do incredible things. Let's do it now for these horses who need us to be their voice more than ever.


Eleonora Oldani (37)
Saturday January 14, 2017, 12:45 pm
It's been a very long time that I was so utterly disgusted at our human race ... whenever I think that we've reached the absolute bottom - there is still a level lover to go and we do go there!! Please read through the email from Avaaz about how pregnant horses (and as a consequence also pigs) are so totally abused beyond any immagination by us "humans".

I urge you to join with your signature and hopefully put an end to the needless sufferings of these great animals. It would be very much appreciated if you'd forward and spread this petition among your friends.

THIS is not in any way excusable or tolerable - thank you for everything you do.

Patrick Donovan (344)
Saturday January 14, 2017, 12:53 pm
Unfortunately, your observation re the ability of the pursuit of profits to keep lowering the level of people's ethical standards.

Eleonora Oldani (37)
Saturday January 14, 2017, 1:04 pm

Patrick - I guess I still can't (or maybe don't want to) see and admit that there's nothing in this world of which greed driven people wouldn't make a profit from.

Evelyn B (63)
Saturday January 14, 2017, 1:53 pm
Of all the species on the planet, it seems that mankind is most capable of inventing more inhumane actions - usually, in order to fatten their wallets & bank accounts & profits.

If I didn't believe that this represents only a tiny part of humankind (albeit with excessive outreach), I'd give up in despair.

But I know that there are many more "good", "human" beings out there, and if only we were more effective at pulling together against people who do not hesitate to abuse others, be they two-legged, four-legged, hairy or furry, winged or non-winged ... We have to keep holding up "ethical standards", holding up mirrors to those who do NOT hold up such standards.

I'm glad that Avaaz has already reached 1,256,150 signatures

Evelyn B (63)
Saturday January 14, 2017, 2:17 pm
I've signed - Something I didn't understand, however -
""We call on you to ban the import to Europe of any goods produced using techniques which are cruel and cause suffering to animals. As a world leader in animal welfare, Europe should apply its own standards to products it imports."

This petition doesn't really match the headlines - and the text is too vague.
WHY ban the IMPORT only?
Why not the PRODUCTION & SALES ?
And the use of pregnant mares' blood isn't even mentioned here

I did some surfing, found Turning Horse Blood into Profits

A close look at the Serum & PMSG Industry in the United States, Argentina and Uruguay.

So there are grounds for specificity - although the article is 15 months old

Also: gives some background reference on their link to the Avaaz petition

The cruel trade with pregnant mare blood (Animal Angels)

Blood farms investigation (Animal Welfare Foundation)


Lynn S (235)
Saturday January 14, 2017, 2:27 pm
Most definitely signed!

Shame!!! Shame!!!

Eleonora Oldani (37)
Saturday January 14, 2017, 2:48 pm

Thanks a lot Evelyn for these additional links. I was so upset (and also squeezed for time) I didn't investigate further than just one more article to double-check the veracity. Glad that you posted more info on this despicable subject.

I want to believe too that these profit hungry scums are just a few ... but there are so many cases out there that I start having doubts. How much are we willing to accept (and close our eyes how it is done) in order to make sure that we have every day an excessive variety of food stuff available to chose from?

Can't give you more stars: ******************************************

Sheryl G (359)
Saturday January 14, 2017, 3:33 pm
I did sign however I can't share anything on C2 at the moment as the C2 glitch monster has my personal message messed up. I can't send any personal messages out at all and therefore I can't send out the Dandelion Seeds which I would of been able to add this petition onto it.

Janis K (129)
Saturday January 14, 2017, 5:33 pm

Carrie B (306)
Saturday January 14, 2017, 6:08 pm
Signed and shared.

Mary T (356)
Saturday January 14, 2017, 8:00 pm
Thank you Eleonora - signed, noted and shared

Peggy B (43)
Saturday January 14, 2017, 8:23 pm

Judy C (91)
Saturday January 14, 2017, 8:23 pm
Signed and shared. Thanks Eleonora, and thanks also to Evelyn for the additional links. Like Dandelion, I can't send messages from my Care2 Inbox either, but I am posting a few new stories – I just can't get the word out about them.

Inge B (202)
Saturday January 14, 2017, 9:38 pm


heather g (46)
Saturday January 14, 2017, 9:55 pm
Thanks for posting that Eleonora - I signed. Now we know this abuse is more widespread.
It's so very sad - I'm disappointed in mankind...

Past Member (0)
Saturday January 14, 2017, 11:38 pm
Signed thx Eleonora

Darren Woolsey (218)
Saturday January 14, 2017, 11:56 pm
1,265,635 have signed. Let's get to 1,500,000
Signed and shared petition over social media.

ERIKA S (58)
Sunday January 15, 2017, 12:47 am
Thanks for adding your name!

Past Member (0)
Sunday January 15, 2017, 3:01 am
already signed this - Thanks Eleonora :)

Danuta W (1251)
Sunday January 15, 2017, 3:06 am

Lona G (66)
Sunday January 15, 2017, 4:25 am
Signed, of course. Thanks for posting, Eleonora.

Ed Site Issues V (198)
Sunday January 15, 2017, 4:28 am
S&N, Thanks

Kay M (347)
Sunday January 15, 2017, 8:10 am

Lisa M (13)
Sunday January 15, 2017, 8:32 am
Signed previously.

Lisa N (204)
Sunday January 15, 2017, 8:41 am
Thanks for adding your name!

Stacey C (1)
Sunday January 15, 2017, 8:55 am

Mariana L (83)
Sunday January 15, 2017, 9:11 am

aj E (164)
Sunday January 15, 2017, 9:46 am

Barb SiteIssues V (202)
Sunday January 15, 2017, 11:01 am
Signed & Noted, Thank you

Sandra Penna (135)
Sunday January 15, 2017, 12:03 pm
Done, dear Eleonora, thank you (#1.413.942).

Malgorzata Zmuda (202)
Sunday January 15, 2017, 12:38 pm

Malgorzata Zmuda (202)
Sunday January 15, 2017, 12:38 pm
udostępnione na fb.

Malgorzata Zmuda (202)
Sunday January 15, 2017, 12:39 pm

Petra M (259)
Sunday January 15, 2017, 1:04 pm
signed & shared

Colleen L (3)
Sunday January 15, 2017, 1:07 pm
Petition signed. Thanks Eleonora

Birgit W (160)
Sunday January 15, 2017, 2:01 pm
Signed. Thanks Elenora.

Dori C (17)
Sunday January 15, 2017, 2:14 pm

Eleonora Oldani (37)
Sunday January 15, 2017, 2:30 pm
Thanks a lot for all those notes and signatures - much appreciated! Let's hope that our effort brings good results!!

End CrueltyDeb Williams-Shepard (154)
Sunday January 15, 2017, 2:33 pm

Past Member (0)
Sunday January 15, 2017, 2:55 pm
Thanks for adding your name!

donald Baumgartner (6)
Sunday January 15, 2017, 3:46 pm
Signed !!!!

Angeles M (298)
Sunday January 15, 2017, 4:50 pm

Bonnie Lynn M (1)
Sunday January 15, 2017, 6:10 pm
Petition signed. Thank you

Jess B (1)
Sunday January 15, 2017, 6:23 pm
S & N

Dianne D (490)
Sunday January 15, 2017, 7:44 pm

Eleonora Oldani (37)
Sunday January 15, 2017, 10:45 pm

Again - thanks a lot for noting and commenting - grateful that this story made C2NN headline and, hence, the petitions gets hopefully more signatures!!

Margie FOURIE (148)
Sunday January 15, 2017, 11:21 pm
Thanks again

Danny v (32)
Monday January 16, 2017, 12:39 am
Signedd and noted.

Raleighaway k (359)
Monday January 16, 2017, 12:39 am
noted signed shared - what a dirty business. It needs to be stopped now!

Hent catalina - maria (95)
Monday January 16, 2017, 12:52 am

rita u (1)
Monday January 16, 2017, 1:52 am
signed for the second time.

Eleonora Oldani (37)
Monday January 16, 2017, 2:31 am

There is more horror in the lives of horses -


WHY WE MUST END THE USE OF PREGNANT MARE’S URINE IN DRUGS. An older article but still valid and true.

Just in case any woman considers (or already takes) Premarin or similar - read this article:

Don’t Let Your Doctor Give You Horse Urine for Menopause!

There are so many natural remedies (Western as well as traditional Chinese herbal medicines) there is really not need to take chemicals - but especially not those which are produced at the expense of the well-being and lives of animals.


SylvieBusy A (190)
Monday January 16, 2017, 3:41 am
N, S&S.

Jim Ven (0)
Monday January 16, 2017, 3:56 am
thanks for sharing.

Kerstin Strobl (123)
Monday January 16, 2017, 4:25 am

Sylvia Walker (18)
Monday January 16, 2017, 4:37 am

Ruth C (87)
Monday January 16, 2017, 6:10 am

Stella G (403)
Monday January 16, 2017, 7:09 am
Thanks for adding your name! Shared
Thank you

Lynne Buckley (0)
Monday January 16, 2017, 8:48 am

Melania Padilla (123)
Monday January 16, 2017, 9:55 am
Bastards, signed and shared

Yvonne F (181)
Monday January 16, 2017, 10:17 am
Horrendous! SIGNED!!!!! Thanks for sharing

Winn Adams (179)
Tuesday January 17, 2017, 6:56 am

Abdessalam Diab (145)
Monday January 23, 2017, 3:50 am
Signed. Thanks my friend

Darren Woolsey (218)
Wednesday February 15, 2017, 3:45 am
Original AVAAZ petition
1,654,285 have signed. Let's get to 2,000,000
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