Horse Slaughter Statistics

1989 - Present

Year

# of Horses Slaughtered in US
for human consumption

# of US Horses Sent to Mexico

# of US Horses Sent to Canada

Total

2014*

0 26,377 14,331 40,708

2013

0 102,554 42,102 144,656

2012

0 110,791 55,781 166,572

2011

0 67,782 59,743 127,525

2010

0 52,862 53,803 106,665

2009

0 46,098 52,405 98,503

2008

0 56,731 42,232 98,963

2007

28,902 45,609 32,452 106,963

2006

101,123 11,080 21,709 133,912

2005

86,504 7,821 17,324 111,649

2004

60,078 4,114 19,725 83,917

2003

48,377 818 21,434 70,629

2002

40,407 774 25,219 66,400

2001

51,080 245 28,490 79,815

2000

40,324 # # 40,324

1999

62,813 # # 62,813

1998

72,120 # # 72,120

1997

88,086 # # 88,086

1996

113,399 # # 113,399

1995

112,677 # # 112,677

1994

109,353 # # 109,353

1993

167,310 # # 167,310

1992

246,400 # # 246,400

1991

276,900 # # 276,900

1990

345,700 # # 345,700

1989

348,400 # # 348,400

* Total through April 2014. # Data Unavailable
As of August 2007, all US based facilities slaughtering horses for human consumption have been closed.

Source: National Agricultural Statistics Service/USDA