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Table 20 Total horses slaughtered in the EU 2002-2009 (FAO Statistics)

From: A demographic survey of unwanted horses in Ireland 2005-2010

Country 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 Total %
Italy 136,213 165,797 98,921 97,648 97,648 596,227 37.9
Romania 50,000 55,000 52,000 52,000 53,000 262,000 16.6
Poland 33,239 33,508 39,608 33,166 40,031 179,552 18.0
Spain 24,929 26,100 24,900 31,000 32,000 138,929 8.8
UK 20,000 21,000 20,000 20,000 20,000 101,000 6.4
France 21,631 19,467 17,800 16,200 15,500 90,598 5.7
Greece 15,000 15,500 15,000 15,000 15,000 75,500 4.8
Germany 9,866 9,570 9,726 9,498 9,315 47,975 3.0
Belgium 11,039 10,460 10,466 9,209 9,000 50,174 3.2
Ireland 8,000 6,600 6,400 6,400 6,400 33,800 2.1
TOTALS 331,922 365,008 296,828 292,129 299,903 1,575,755