HC Deb 23 November 1931 vol 260 c58W

asked the Minister of Agriculture what was the number of horses exported from this country to Continental ports for butchery purposes during each of the past six months, respectively; the places to which such horses were respectively consigned; and what were the methods used for the slaughter of such horses, respectively?


According to information supplied to the Ministry's inspectors at the port of shipment, the number of horses shipped from authorised ports to Continental ports during each of the last six months and intended for immediate slaughter on arrival, were as follow:

May 159
June 96
July 108
August 199
September 230
October 371

All these horses were shipped to Rotterdam, Holland, in which country the use of the mechanical killer at both public and private slaughterhouses is compulsory by law.