Horse Racing: Animal Welfare

Environment Food and Rural Affairs written question – answered on 30th April 2008.

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Photo of Elliot Morley Elliot Morley Labour, Scunthorpe

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs whether his Department collects statistics on deaths of racehorses which take place during races.

Photo of Jonathan R Shaw Jonathan R Shaw Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Marine, Landscape and Rural Affairs) and Minister for the South East), Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

The Government do not hold records on the circumstances or location of the death of racehorses. Such details may be obtained from the British Horseracing Authority.

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