Animal Aid’s Horse Slaughter Investigation

Animal Aid has uncovered the stark reality for horses and ponies who are no longer wanted in our society. Between October 2019 and February 2020, we filmed inside a UK abattoir which slaughters horses. The majority of the horses were killed for meat – destined to be sold for human consumption abroad.

Horses and ponies – of various breeds and types – arrived as individuals or in groups, often arriving in large trucks, having been picked up by dealers. Some would have previously been pets, others from feral herds, or connected to specific breed societies, including cast-offs from the racing industry. The final journey for these gentle animals ended with a bullet to the head.

Sadly, it’s perfectly legal. Importantly, you can help change things.

Watch and Share the Film

Warning – graphic footage

Between October 2019 and February 2020, we filmed inside a UK abattoir which slaughters horses.

View and Share the Images

These images from our investigation can be downloaded or shared on social media. Use the Facebook share button provided, or download the image and add it to your own tweet on Twitter. Remember to include the link to the petition (https://www.animalaid.org.uk/horse-slaughter-petition) or this page (https://www.animalaid.org.uk/horse-slaughter-investigation) in your posts.

Additional Short Films for Social Media

The short films highlighting the findings of our investigation can be shared on social media using the share buttons below. Remember to include the link to the petition (https://www.animalaid.org.uk/horse-slaughter-petition) or this page (https://www.animalaid.org.uk/horse-slaughter-investigation) in your posts.

Vyta Du Roc


Scared Horses 1


Scared Horses 2


Scared Horses 3