In this photo taken on Tuesday, April. 8, 2013, an empty stable is seen at "La Yeguada de la Nobleza" ranch belonging to Francisco Mesa in Almonte, in the southern Spanish region of Andalusia. Barring... more 
In this photo taken on Tuesday, April. 8, 2013, an empty stable is seen at "La Yeguada de la Nobleza" ranch belonging to Francisco Mesa in Almonte, in the southern Spanish region of Andalusia. Barring an unlikely reprieve, Mesa' purebreds will be turned into horse meat for export come July. They are victims of a wrenching economic downturn that has wiped out fortunes, turned housing developments into ghost towns and left more than a quarter of the population out of work. (AP Photo/Laura Leon) less 
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Associated Press | Photo By Laura Leon
Thu, Apr 18, 2013 3:16 AM EDT