7,618 horses killed in Ireland for their meat in 2016

IRELAND (Mar. 28, 2017) — While Ireland and England are horrified at the thought of eating horses, 1bn people do so all over the world. Some 6,033 horses were slaughtered for meat in 2015, so last year’s figure is a 25% increase. However, at the height of the recession, in 2011, 24,000 unwanted horses were slaughtered… Continue reading 7,618 horses killed in Ireland for their meat in 2016

Summary of global horse slaughter and horse meat numbers

MARCH AGAINST HORSE SLAUGHTER — Here is a summary of the global horse slaughter and horse meat numbers and statistics published by Jane Allin. • The horse slaughter and horse meat industry is widespread from a global perspective. • According to the most recent FAO data from 2013 almost 4.7 million horses were slaughtered worldwide that… Continue reading Summary of global horse slaughter and horse meat numbers

Top 10 horse meat producers and slaughterers of horses in the world

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… Continue reading Top 10 horse meat producers and slaughterers of horses in the world

Horse slaughter and horse meat production — A global perspective

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. Note that this map has been modified to eliminate the FAO horse meat data in the… Continue reading Horse slaughter and horse meat production — A global perspective

Horse slaughter and horse meat production worldwide — Introduction

MARCH AGAINST HORSE SLAUGHTER — According to the most recent data (2013) from the Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations (FAO), horse meat production spans the globe and is a multi-million dollar business in terms of imports and exports across borders. [1] The data taken from the FAO statistical database, in general, have… Continue reading Horse slaughter and horse meat production worldwide — Introduction

Horse Slaughter Year in Review 2016

(Updated 9:57 pm). The Horse Fund's "Horse Slaughter Year in Review 2016" has arrived. We have sections on how slaughter is impacting the lives of the horses in North America. We have sections on regulation, legislation and what drives it all — the human appetite for horse meat, and those willing to supply it legally… Continue reading Horse Slaughter Year in Review 2016