Canada’s $80 million Horse Slaughter Industry – Statistics and Analysis – What You Can Do

Canadian Horse Defence Coalition's Blog

The CHDC is releasing 2014 data (to November) from Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada on horse slaughter including live U.S. imports, live exports to Japan for slaughter, and horsemeat exports by country.  Continue reading for our analysis of the data, and what you can do to speak out for the horses.

Horses to Slaughter in Canada

Robust, healthy horses awaiting slaughter at Bouvry Exports - photo courtesy Tierschutzbund & Animals' Angels Robust, healthy horses awaiting slaughter at Bouvry Exports – photo courtesy Tierschutzbund & Animals’ Angels

Total number of horses to slaughter in Canada to November 2014 is 61,209, down 6.9% from 65,428 in November 2013.

Overall, the number of horses to slaughter continue to decline since the highest year in 2008 when the number totalled 113,064.  That year saw a dramatic increase due to the closure of all U.S. plants in 2007.

The number of imported U.S. horses for slaughter to November 2014 is 37,422, or 61% of all horses slaughtered in Canada to November. …

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