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


February 2020


March 2020


April 2020


May 2020


June 2020


July 2020


August 2020


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

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

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