MARCH AGAINST HORSE SLAUGHTER — By far the largest producer of horse meat in the world is China, which slaughtered 1,598,600 head in 2013*, yielding a total of 191,832 tonnes of horse meat or 422, 917,166 lb. This represents approximately 26% of the global total.
The top 10 horse meat producing countries in the world comprise 77% of the world’s total as shown in Table 2 and the bar chart below.
Table 2 – Top 10 horse meat producers (2013)
Top 10 producing animals/slaughtered by country – 2013
Again, China tops the list of countries with the most number of horses slaughtered (1,598,600) representing approximately 34% of the total globally.
The top 10 producing animals/slaughtered by country in the world include about 80% of the world’s total as shown in Table 3 and the accompanying bar chart.
Table 3 – Top 10 producing animals/slaughtered by country – 2013
To be continued with horse meat export and import numbers and statistics.
*These are the most recent available numbers produced by the FAO.