July 24, 2018
Last week, after years of investigative work by the Animal Welfare Foundation, its partners in Uruguay, and hundreds of thousands of SumOfUs members, Germany’s IDT Biologika announced that it has cut ties with torturous blood farms in South America.
In response to the announcement, Wiebke Schröder, campaign manager at SumOfUs, issued the following statement:
“IDT isn’t the first corporation we’ve convinced to stop supporting these farms’ endless cycle of blood extraction, forced abortion and slaughter. Another Big Pharma player, Merck, Sharp and Dohme (MSD), cut its ties last year after SumOfUs members demanded these corporations stop profiting off the torture of horses. “
“And IDT won’t be the last, either. Three more European corporations are still buying horse blood from Uruguay and Argentina, and you can bet we’re setting them in our sights next. But this latest major win has already let them know that the tide is turning. The public will no longer stand by while horses are hurt and killed to put money in pharmaceutical execs’ wallets.”
More than 300,000 people from around the world joined SumOfUs in calling on IDT Biologika to cut ties with these abusive horse blood farms.
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