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Horses (Export)

Volume 244: debated on Tuesday 4 November 1930

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asked the Minister of Agriculture the number of horses exported from this country to Continental ports for butchery purposes during the past three months; and the places at and the methods by which such horses, respectively, were slaughtered?

During the three months ended 30th September, 1930, the latest date for which figures are available, the number of horses which were exported to the Continent from this country for immediate slaughter on arrival was 1,083. Of these 998 went to Holland and 85 to France. In Holland all horses are required by law to be slaughtered with the mechanical killer. Information has been received that the 85 horses exported to France were slaughtered at Vaugirard, Paris, with the mechanical killer.