The CHDC has been provided with updated statistics to the end of 2012 from Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC).
This chart provides data from 2006 to 2012. Last year there were 82,175 horses slaughtered in Canada – a 7.5% drop over 2011. AAFC also advised that up to the end of November 2012, 52,541 horses to slaughter were imported from the U.S.
This translates to 70% of the total number of horses slaughtered in Canada (of the 75,131 to the end of November). So while U.S. imports are up (from 67% last year), there is an overall decline, and thus a larger decline in the number of Canadian horses sent to slaughter.