CANADIAN HORSE SLAUGHTER STATISTICS FROM AGRI_FOOD CANADA

July 2022

The most recent horse slaughter quarterly report for 2022 has been released by Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, and covers the January to March time period of that year.

Compared to the same period last year, there has been a decrease in the number of horses exported from Canada to Japan for slaughter as well as a decrease in horse meat exports and horses imported from the United States for slaughter.

  • Live Horse Exports for Slaughter (section outlined in red in the charts below) – 690 horses, which represents a 23.2% decrease
  • US Horse Imports for Slaughter (outlined in blue) – 907 horses, a decrease of 41.3%
  • Horse Meat Exports (outlined in orange) – 474 metric tonnes, a decrease of 43.0%

During this time period the Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) suspended the Safe Food for Canadians (SFC) licence of Bouvry Exports Calgary Ltd., in Fort Macleod, Alberta, on February 17, 2022. https://bit.ly/3z0dphY

This undoubtedly played a role in the reduced number of horses imported from the United States for slaughter and quantity of horse meat exported. Their license was reinstated on April 8, 2022.

According to Statistics Canada, Japan led the list of countries importing horse meat from Canada during this time period, followed by the United States (Nebraska), Switzerland, France, Italy and Luxembourg.

The most recent horse slaughter statistics will be posted in the Resources section on our website, as they become available.

 

For more information about horse slaughter in Canada, including Access to Information reportsInvestigations, our Blog and more please visit our website. The New to Horse Slaughter page may be especially helpful and of interest to those just learning about the issue.

 

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HORSE SLAUGHTER STATISTICS January to December, 2021

The most recent horse slaughter quarterly report for 2021 has been released by Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, ending in December of that year.

Compared to the same period last year, there has been an increase in the number of horses exported from Canada to Japan for slaughter, a decrease in horse meat exports and horses imported from the United States for slaughter.

  • Live Horse Exports for Slaughter (section outlined in red) – 1,902 horses, which represents an 11.4% increase
  • US Horse Imports for Slaughter (outlined in blue) – 5,139 horses, a decrease of 25.7%
  • Horse Meat Exports (outlined in orange) –decreased by 33.4%

According to Statistics Canada, Japan led the list of countries importing horse meat from Canada during this time period, followed by the United States (Nebraska), France, Switzerland, Italy, Belgium, Germany, Luxembourg and New Zealand.

The most recent horse slaughter statistics will be posted in the Resources section on our website, as they become available.

 

For more information about horse slaughter in Canada, including Access to Information reportsInvestigations, our Blog and more please visit our website. The New to Horse Slaughter page may be especially helpful and of interest to those just learning about the issue.

 

If you are interested in receiving our newsletter, just scroll down to the bottom of our website’s home page and fill in your information to get started.

 

Questions?  Please write to us at info@defendhorsescanada.org

HORSE SLAUGHTER STATISTICS January to September, 2021

The most recent horse slaughter quarterly report has been released by Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, ending in September, 2021.

Compared to the same period last year there has been a significant increase in the number of horses exported to Japan for slaughter, a decrease in horse meat exports and horses imported from the United States for slaughter.

  • Live horse exports for slaughter (section outlined in red) – 1,506 horses, which represents a 8% increase
  • US horse imports for slaughter (outlined in blue) – 3,889 horses, a decrease of 4%
  • Horse meat exports (outlined in orange) – decreased by 31.1%

According to Statistics Canada, Japan led the list of countries importing horse meat from Canada during this time period, followed by the United States (Nebraska), France, Italy, Switzerland, Belgium, Germany and New Zealand.

The most recent horse slaughter statistics will be posted in the Resources section on our website, as they become available.

For more information about horse slaughter in Canada, including Access to Information reports, Investigations, our Blog and more please visit our website. The New to Horse Slaughter page may be especially helpful and of interest to those just learning about the issue.

If you are interested in receiving our newsletter, just scroll down to the bottom of our website’s home page and fill in your information to get started.

Questions?  Please write to us at info@defendhorsescanada.org 

HORSE SLAUGHTER STATISTICS January to March, 2021

The latest horse slaughter quarterly report has been released by Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, ending in March, 2021. 

Compared to the same period last year there has been a significant increase in the number of horses exported to Japan for slaughter, a decrease in horse meat exports and horses imported from the United States for slaughter.

Source: Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

Source: Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

  • Live horse exports for slaughter (section outlined in red) – 800 horses, which represents a 67% increase
  • US horse imports for slaughter(outlined in blue) – 1,544 horses, a decrease of 30.6%
  • Horse meat exports (outlined in orange) – decreased by 38.3%

According to Statistics Canada, Japan led the list of countries importing horse meat from Canada in 2020, followed by France, Switzerland, the United States (Nevada and Texas), Belgium, Germany, Finland, Hong Kong, Sweden and Italy.

The most recent horse slaughter statistics will be posted on our Resources page as they become available. For more information about horse slaughter in Canada, please visit the New to Horse Slaughter page on our website