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Last Chance for Animals – Horses – Premarin

Hormone replacement drugs Premarin (Pregnant Mare’s Urine) and the Premarin family of products, which include Prempro, Prempak-C and Premphase, are used to treat menopausal symptoms in women. Manufactured by Wyeth Pharmaceuticals (part of Pfizer since January 2009), Premarin uses conjugated equine estrogens (CEEs) as the hormonal component.

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Buyer of Wild Horses Under Investigation by State, Feds – ProPublica

A southern Colorado man under investigation for his handling of protected wild horses has admitted to state regulators that he shipped animals out of Colorado in violation of brand inspection laws, officials said.

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All the Missing Horses: Federal Gov’t Selling Wild Horses to Western Dealer Linked to Slaughter

In a new investigation, ProPublica reporter Dave Philipps tracks what happens to many of the wild horses rounded up in the western United States by the Bureau of Land Management. A little-known livestock hauler named Tom Davis is buying almost all of the horses the bureau removes from the wild, in a program meant to maintain a sustainable balance among the herds. Like all buyers in the program, Davis signs a contract promising the animals will not be slaughtered and insists he finds them good homes. But Davis is a longtime advocate of horse slaughter, and he refuses to disclose where the horses end up. Animal welfare advocates fear the horses he buys are being sent to the killing floor. [includes rush transcript]

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