Love horses? Then I think you’ll be pretty jealous of Jennifer Kunz. Jennifer lives on the grounds of a bona fide horse haven. Not only is she surrounded by beautiful horses, but she’s also able their savior. The Duchess Sanctuary is a 1,120-acre facility located near Oakland, OR. It’s a gorgeous, vast oasis for 200 formerly abused, abandoned, neglected, and homeless horses. Each horse has a name, a personality, likes, and dislikes — and amazingly, Jennifer knows them all by heart.
In the video below, Jennifer says many of the rescued horses come from the PMU, or Pregnant Mare Urine, industry. Premarin uses conjugated equine estrogens (CEEs) as the hormonal component in the Premarin family of products used to treat menopausal symptoms in women. According to LCAnimal.org, “Harvested for their urine, the horses suffer terribly for the production of this drug. They are kept continually pregnant in stalls too small for them to even turn around in order for their urine to be collected by filthy, bulky tubing attached to their bodies. When they can no longer reproduce quickly they are sent to the slaughterhouse. Their meat is then sold for human consumption or dog food.”
Explore the Duchess Sanctuary below. At :44, I nearly cried tears of joy watching the herd gallop towards the camera. The amount of rescued horses is almost overwhelming!