MARCH AGAINST HORSE SLAUGHTER — The global distribution of horse meat production can be visualized in this map where the darker colors indicate higher volumes. This data is based on the most recent available FAO numbers published in 2013.
A total of 77 countries slaughter horses for their meat. These can be divided into 5 major regions:
• Africa – 13 countries
• Americas – 15 countries (not including the U.S.)
• Asia – 12 countries
• Europe – 33 countries
• Oceania – 4 countries
Table 1 — Horse Meat Produced and Number of Horses Slaughtered Worldwide by Region — 2013
Table 1 shows the global production share of horse meat and horses slaughtered by region with accompanying pie charts indicating the percentage each region contributes to the global total.
Note that 1 tonne equals 2,205 pounds which equates to a total of 1,576,117,782 pounds of horse meat produced around the globe in 2013 from approximately 4.7 million horses – a staggering 1.58 billion pounds of horse meat.
Here is a visual showing the parts of the world where horse meat is produced percentage wise.
Here is a visual showing the parts of the world where horses are slaughtered for their meat percentage wise.
To be continued with more horse slaughter and horse meat statistics and numbers.