The CHDC is happy to report that in 2016 the number of horses slaughtered in Canada has decreased significantly over last year and greatly over past years.
While year-end 2015 numbers were up slightly over 2014, at May’s year-to-date, 2016 is down 17.1% over 2015.
Comparing numbers from 2008, when horse slaughter was at its peak in the last 10 years, the numbers are down 50% at May year-to-date.
While we’re not certain how all reasons factor in, it is quite apparent that the demand for horse meat is decreasing. Factor in as well an overall lower horse inventory in Canada and the U.S., along with less breeding and more responsible horse ownership.
We have reason to applaud this decline and we’re sure all horse welfare advocates join the CHDC in looking forward to this continuing trend!