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Animal Aid had to use the Freedom of Information Act to uncover the facts about horse slaughter in the UK. We discovered that in 2019 more than two thousand equines were killed for their meat in this country.
Astoundingly, when we asked the government the same question – it said: “We are unable to provide the information requested as it is commercially sensitive.”
We are demanding that the government takes action on horse slaughter, by limiting the number of horses bred each year. This will mean fewer horses end up as ‘surplus’ or unwanted – and fewer horses will end their lives at an abattoir.
No animals should have to face slaughter.Animal Aid, 2021