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Alternatives to Premarin

If you believe that changing your own behavior is the most effective way to achieve social change, do I have an idea for you.

Many women in menopause continue to take the “hormone replacement” drug Premarin, made from the urine of pregnant mares, despite the availability of humane alternatives such as Cenestin (FDA approved in 1999). Premarin is produced on about 700 “farms” where some 80,000 horses are imprisoned in stalls for their entire lives, physically connected to plumbing which collects the product. They cannot turn around or lie down; they are water deprived to make the urine richer, and repeatedly impregnated; their foals are either slaughtered or kept until old enough to be used in production. When no longer useful (i.e., “menopausal”), they are summarily slaughtered.

For more information see http://www.equineadvocates.com; for pictures of the imprisoned mares, go to http://www.atourhands.com. Google “Premarin alternatives,” then call your doctor to cancel or change your prescription. As a whole new generation enters menopause, isn’t it time for women to do something about their personal stake in this abomination?



Mary Hurst

Nevada City


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