Environment Food and Rural Affairs written question – answered on 5th February 2013.

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Photo of Mary Creagh Mary Creagh Shadow Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs which UK abattoirs are licensed to slaughter horses.

Photo of David Heath David Heath The Minister of State, Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

Seven abattoirs are currently approved for the slaughter of horses in the United Kingdom as follows:

Establishment number Establishment name County
4140 G & GB Hewitt Ltd Cheshire
4185 High Peak Meat Exports Ltd Cheshire
2163 Peter Boddy West Yorkshire
8231 Stillmans (Somerset) Ltd Somerset
9080 Oakdale County Armagh
2295 Bowood Farms Ltd North Yorkshire
8070 Philip Hayman Devon

A complete list of all approved slaughterhouses is available at:

This list is updated monthly to reflect new or amended approvals. Approval cannot be taken as an indication that the establishment is currently slaughtering all the species for which it is approved.

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