The CHDC has received final statistics for total number of horses slaughtered in Canada in 2013. These numbers include both U.S. and Canadian horses.
The downward trend continues over most months, except notably September, which was the month that KML Meat Processors opened in BC. March, April and May dropped considerably over 2012, with 23% to 35% less horses slaughtered.
These numbers reflect similar drops in the last half of 2012, where numbers dropped around 25% over 2011. We are encouraged to see this continuing downward trend. We expect that the horsemeat scandal in Europe has affected the market for horsemeat with more information reaching consumers about the possible ill effects of consuming horsemeat.
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