Slaughterhouses: Horses

Health written question – answered on 14th January 2014.

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Photo of Mary Creagh Mary Creagh Shadow Secretary of State for Transport

To ask the Secretary of State for Health which UK establishments are (a) licensed to slaughter horses and (b) currently slaughter horses.

Photo of Jane Ellison Jane Ellison The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Health

The Food Standards Agency advises that the following slaughterhouses are approved to slaughter horses:

2163-Peter Boddy, Todmorden

4140-G & GB Hewitt Ltd, Chester

8070-Philip Hayman, Ottery St Mary

8231-Stillmans (Somerset) Ltd, Taunton

The following slaughterhouses are currently slaughtering horses:

2163-Peter Boddy, Todmorden

8231-Stillmans (Somerset) Ltd, Taunton

8070-Philip Hayman, Ottery St Mary

Although horses have recently been slaughtered at 8070-Philip Hayman, Ottery St Mary, these were on an exceptional basis and not routinely slaughtered.

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