Wednesday, 8 May 2013

Questions (30)

Niall Collins

Question:

30. Deputy Niall Collins asked the Minister for Agriculture, Food and the Marine the number of horses slaughtered each month in the past two years; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [21485/13]

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Written answers (Question to Agriculture)

The numbers of horses slaughtered for human consumption since 2011 in plants approved under the EU Food Hygiene regulations are set out in a table on a monthly basis.

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2011

2012

2013

January

1124

2153

2432

February

1368

2099

1179

March

1459

2006

775

April

1260

1505

779

May

1450

1694

June

1535

1606

July

1121

1529

August

1179

1864

September

1833

1955

October

1540

2917

November

2320

3415

December

1371

1619

Total

17,560

24,362