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

Get ready for our 2017 Governor’s Day Twitter campaign against horse slaughter

MARCH AGAINST HORSE SLAUGHTER — Next Tuesday, March 28, 2017 is our Governor's Day Twitter campaign against horse slaughter. Let's get ready now. As pro slaughter forces lobby to raise support for returning horse slaughter to US soil let's get together and let our US Governors know that their citizens are against horse slaughter. Your tweets should include a short message to your… Continue reading Get ready for our 2017 Governor’s Day Twitter campaign against horse slaughter

Mother-daughter team up with kill buyer to save horses from slaughter

PEABODY, KAN. — Donald Bradley, reporting for the Kansas City Star, writes: Every day, often several times a day, Saje Bayes drives the dirt road to the kill lot. There she sees the horses that will soon be loaded on a truck to Mexico for slaughter. Saje and her mother, Amy Bayes, save the ones… Continue reading Mother-daughter team up with kill buyer to save horses from slaughter

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 countries ranked by horse meat export and import values

MARCH AGAINST HORSE SLAUGHTER — The top 10 countries with the highest horse meat export value are responsible for about 90% of the world’s total value in 1000’s of USD as shown in Table 6 and the accompanying bar chart. This represents almost a half billion USD ($478,729,000). Table 6 – Top 10 horse meat… Continue reading Top 10 countries ranked by horse meat export and import values

Top 10 exporters and importers of horse meat worldwide

MARCH AGAINST HORSE SLAUGHTER — The top 10 horse meat exporting countries in the world are responsible for about 85% of the world’s total as shown in Table 4 and the accompanying bar chart. This represents 115,958 tonnes or roughly 256 million pounds. Of the horse meat produced around the globe this about 16% of… Continue reading Top 10 exporters and importers of horse meat worldwide