The aftermath of the NY Times horse-racing exposé
The thing that hooked Debbie Coburn into nonprofit horse care: a 50,000-horse-long pee line. That’s the odd name for a controversial practice. Coburn explains that pregnant mares excrete a hormone in their urine that can be readily absorbed by humans. “There are pharmaceutical companies who buy the urine from farmers who collect it,” she says. The companies extract the hormone from PMU (pregnant mare urine) and put it in hormone replacement therapy drugs.
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World’s Longest Braid
Help plant over 300 trees at the 3rd Annual Bosque Planting Day on Saturday, Feb. 22 from 9:30am to 3pm. RSVP by emailing Alejandría at firstname.lastname@example.org, grab your gardening gloves and get on down to Bosque Cultural Healing Garden Project for a day of reforestation with volunteers revitalizing the Albuquerque Bosque. It’s free and open to arborists of all ages.