Horses: Slaughterhouses

Department of Health and Social Care written question – answered on 14th January 2021.

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Photo of Chris Evans Chris Evans Labour/Co-operative, Islwyn

To ask the Secretary of State for Health and Social Care, how many soliped and equidae were slaughtered for meat in UK abattoirs in each month of 2020.

Photo of Jo Churchill Jo Churchill The Parliamentary Under-Secretary for Health and Social Care

The Food Standards Agency holds the following data. For each month of 2020 the following numbers of soliped and equidae were slaughtered for meat in United Kingdom abattoirs:

Month / Year

Numbers (Throughput)

January 2020

53

February 2020

123

March 2020

183

April 2020

107

May 2020

112

June 2020

65

July 2020

95

August 2020

105

Note: Numbers are recorded under one heading of ‘soliped’.

No soliped or equidae were slaughtered in Northern Ireland in 2020.

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