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The artificial insemination of rabbits in a French farm

What is the link between the rabbits we eat and horses in South America? A hormone and farming conditions that are both equally controversial... New footage by the association L214 Ethique et Animaux

The truth about “blood farms”

It is a form of animal cruelty…that hides another one: the artificial insemination of rabbits. New footage broadcasted by the association L214 in a French rabbit farm show many familiar images: filthy cages, overcrowding, dead animals…But this footage also brings to light the usage of a controversial hormone. Among the products found on the farm, the PMSG hormon, also known as eCG, can be seen. Injected into animals prior to insemination, this hormone allows to schedule and control the births by stimulating ovulation. But how is this hormone obtained?

By raising horses on “blood farms”. These farms are particularly common in Argentina and Uruguay, as shown in these images that provoked outrage in 2018. In these establishments, blood is taken from the jugular vein of pregnant mares in order to harvest the eCG hormone. Up to 10L per animal are harvested every week for about 2 months. Since they stop producing this hormone around the 120th day of their gestation period, they are then aborted by hand to restart their cycle. The extreme breeding conditions practiced by these farms cause a high mortality rate among the animals.

Former “blood farm” employee Blood extractions are done at night, I worked there during the day. But I know that the mares died in heaps, one lied here, another lied there… That’s because they take too much blood. Out of 100 mares, around 25 die, perhaps even 30. Once harvested, this hormone is used in the manufacturing of products made for breeding, notably abroad according to the Animal Welfare Foundation.

Thus, the export of this product to France by the company Syntex Argentina accounted for around $10 million between January and May 2017. Dr. Perdigón Blood farm owner The mares are impregnated, their blood is collected, we then extract the plasma and this plasma, once frozen, is exported. In the case of the breeding farm shown in the L214 footage, it can be seen that in June 2019, the insemination of 507 rabbits has enabled the birth of 3840 bunnies of which 240 were “eliminated”. In France, an average of 22% of farmed rabbits die before reaching their slaughter age, whereas 30 million rabbits were slaughtered in the country in 2017.

Brut. Nature

08/21/2019 6:26 AM
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202 comments

  • Holly M.
    09/15/2019 09:35

    How absolutely heart breaking..

  • Chris W.
    08/28/2019 10:38

    And why should I care if dint consume then �t

  • Priti O.
    08/26/2019 14:53

    Pathetic... That these people are using animal to make profit....

  • Wendy N.
    08/26/2019 11:08

    Horrific

  • Candice S.
    08/26/2019 05:22

    this is actually really sad 😔 watch when you have time

  • Maya S.
    08/26/2019 01:17

    😢

  • Eddy E.
    08/26/2019 00:15

    Shit

  • Dehli R.
    08/25/2019 10:22

    I couldnt see it. I only can pray.please god end this cruelty. Humans. You are bad. I hopes many exposure would reveal. These are similar to animals sacrifices activities on the names of religion.

  • Correen T.
    08/25/2019 05:26

    Ashamed..😢

  • Lisa D.
    08/25/2019 04:38

    Wtf is wrong with human beings?

  • Lyza R.
    08/24/2019 23:06

    Please stop this! 😢

  • Dennis B.
    08/24/2019 22:36

    Some

  • Zeko C.
    08/24/2019 22:35

    Made in E.U

  • Kreshnik G.
    08/24/2019 19:30

    😡😡😡

  • Antonie O.
    08/24/2019 18:52

    Terrible

  • Olivia K.
    08/24/2019 18:20

    I actually threw up watching this

  • Kymberly T.
    08/24/2019 16:25

    🥺

  • Ros M.
    08/24/2019 15:20

    Omg cant watch such cruelty. Disgusting humans

  • Rajan S.
    08/24/2019 13:57

    Wtf!!!! All for money!!! Shameful!!

  • Tracey G.
    08/24/2019 13:48

    What are these rabbits being bred for?