Iceland has 119 blood farms exploiting more than 5,300 semi-wild Icelandic horses whose blood is taken to extract a hormone and then sold to European and British farmers. The Pregnant Mare Serum Gonadotropin (eCG) is turned into powder, which farmers give to their female farm animals to increase reproduction rates.
Eurogroup for Animals recently partnered with 16 animal protection organizations to file a complaint against blood farming to the European Free Trade Association’s Surveillance Authority, because Iceland may not be applying its laws on the protection of animals used in science to blood farms.
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