Horse Racing: Animal Welfare

Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs written question – answered on 23rd February 2015.

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Photo of Chris Williamson Chris Williamson Labour, Derby North

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, how many racehorses were killed outright or destroyed during or shortly after a race meeting on each British racecourse in (a) flat racing, (b) all-weather racing and (c) National Hunt racing in 2014.

Photo of George Eustice George Eustice The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

This data is not held by Government. Statistical data on numbers of horse fatalities is held by the British Horseracing Authority (BHA). However, statistics for fatalities for 2014 are not yet available.

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