HC Deb 10 February 1956 vol 548 c217W
Mr. Body

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies to what extent the ritual slaughter of horses, known as horse titling, is being practised in Northern Nigeria.

Mr. Lennox-Boyd

The practice of horse titling has ceased in the Northern Region of Nigeria. It is now confined to the Eastern Region, mainly to the Nsukka division of that Region. Since the use of humane killers was made compulsory in Nsukka in April, 1954, my latest information is that there are now relatively few cases of inhumane slaughter of horses in the Region, and that in these cases offenders have been prosecuted. I have, however, asked the Governor for an up-to-date report.

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