Barbaric Practice Blood Extraction From Horses

Jan Leeming

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Date: 22nd April 2017

Last November I opened an event for Childline at Woburn  and was a guest at the Abbey.

The Duke included me on a list he must have sent to his large following - I'd no idea about this practice which is barbaric in the extreme AND FOR WHAT - to synchonise births of piglets!!!!!   You couldn't make it up.   And a dog walking friend told me that this is also done to Greyhounds when they are past their racing days.  Honestly, I despair.  What lengths man will go to for an extra 'buck' and the customer supports in the  pursuit of 'cheaper goods'

Please read this and if you are as incensed as I, then please sign the petition.


IDT Biologika, a German pharmaceuticals company, and the Swiss branch of MSD Animal Health in Luzern are profiting from the systematic torture of horses in South America.

Uruguay and Argentina produce blood plasma for the European pig-meat industry. It is a million dollar business, which has been running for 30 years and is beyond reach of any control from the EU and Swiss authorities. Thousands of horses are raised purely for the purpose of having their blood extracted and sold -- with dire consequences.

The blood is of interest to the European veterinary pharmaceutical industry, as it contains the hormone PMSG (Pregnant Mare Serum Gonadotropin), which used by the European pig-meat industry; it induces sows to reach heat faster and by applying it to the whole herd of sows, it is possible to plan births synchronously. As a result, the pig business is more efficient.

Tens of thousands of mares are systematically tortured for this blood business.

Please consider signing the below petition against this.

Yours Sincerely,

Andrew Bedford

With the absolutely delightful Duchess of Bedford last November at the Childline Event.


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