Re: the Sept. 23 letter to the editor "You should know what's in those hormone pills."

The letter talks about the abuse of pregnant mares in order to manufacture hormone replacements Premarin and Prempro. If readers want to learn more about this mistreatment of these magnificent animals then I recommend they learn about Equine Voices in Green Valley (www.equinevoices.org).

The founder has worked tirelessly to rescue as many of these PMU mares and foals as possible along with other horses that have been abused at the hands of their owners. I urge anyone who is taking or considering taking hormone replacement to have a conversation with their medical providers as to alternatives.

Marcy Tigerman

Midtown

Disclaimer: As submitted to the Arizona Daily Star.

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