PMU/Nurse Mare Foal Rescue
United Pegasus Foundation in southern California also rescues PMU foals. They have rescued 2980 foals and 2000 mares since 1996. These mares and foals have been rescued both directly from ranchers and from slaughter. According to United Pegasus many of the foals produced in isolated regions of central Canada have almost no chance to find homes as sport horses, working horses or pets. So for the ranchers who do not advertise their foals for sale, slaughter is the option. The two to five month old foals are taken from their mothers in early September and sent to auctions where they are sold by the pound to meatpackers. United Pegasus representatives have observed the Manitoba horsemeat auctions since 1996 and, although over 1200 foals were rescued, it is heartbreaking to witness thousands of innocent foals destined to slaughter. Until the Premarin industry is abolished there will always be a need for rescue of both the mares that are no longer able to be bred and of course the foals.
At time of writing, United Pegasus were in Canada conducting rescues of mare and foals some already at the slaughterhouse.
United Pegasus also has PMU mares and foals of various ages available for adoption. Many are Belgian, Draft and Percheron. They are beautiful! Please visit United Pegasus to learn more, see the horses and make a donation.
To learn more visit Premarin.org
Nurse mare foals below from left to right: Clyde, Moose and Shiloh, rescued by Adopt-a-Foal.
Watch video on nurse mare foals, Click Here.