Slaughterhouses: Horses

Department of Health written question – answered on 27th April 2017.

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Photo of Angela Smith Angela Smith Labour, Penistone and Stocksbridge

To ask the Secretary of State for Health, how many horses and ponies were slaughtered in UK abattoirs (a) with no CCTV, (b) with no CCTV installed in stunning, killing or bleeding areas and (c) with CCTV in all areas in 2016.

Photo of Nicola Blackwood Nicola Blackwood The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Health

The Food Standards Agency has the following data on numbers of equines slaughtered in approved premises in England. There were no operating equine slaughter premises in Wales during the year 2016.

Type of CCTV in slaughterhouse

Number of horses slaughtered between 1 January 2016 and 31 December 2016

With no CCTV


With no CCTV installed in stunning, killing or bleeding areas


With CCTV in all areas


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