US horse slaughter export numbers for 2001-2021

Here is an updated list of the number of American horses sent for slaughter in Canada and Mexico to include 2021 and according to country. From 2001 to 2021, the US sent more than 1.6 million of its horses across its borders to be killed for their meat. Horse Slaughter Export Numbers 2001—2021 YearUS to… Continue reading US horse slaughter export numbers for 2001-2021

New research shows overwhelming majority of Americans oppose horse slaughter

A horse in slaughter buyer Mike McCarron's trailer in Cleburne, Texas, August, 2019. USA Today.

On May 24, 2007, the last slaughterhouse in the US producing horsemeat for human consumption was closed by State statute. The export of horses to Mexico and Canada for slaughter, however, continues unabated. More than 1.5 million American horses were sent across US borders for slaughter in Mexico and Canada from 2001-2020. There was a… Continue reading New research shows overwhelming majority of Americans oppose horse slaughter

Slaughter of U.S. horses in Canada

Three horses looking straight ahead. Photographer unknown.

In a phone call to the CFIA, we were told that just under 24,000 U.S. horses were slaughtered in Canada in 2018. See the overall numbers of horses slaughtered in Canadian plants for 2008 through 2016 here. Also in 2018, we found that nearly 66,000 U.S. horses were transported to Mexico for slaughter. TAKE ACTION… Continue reading Slaughter of U.S. horses in Canada

My saddlebags are packed, now where should I live?

Horse in a field of buttercups in the English Cotswold countryside.

Written by JENNY SHARP With the world economic climate as it is, things are looking grim for horses, worldwide. Even traditionally horse-friendly countries like Ireland and Spain are seeing an increasingly large number of horses suffering because of the economic downturn. Where previously horses were part of everyday life, they are now becoming a financial… Continue reading My saddlebags are packed, now where should I live?