In this photo taken on Monday, April. 8, 2013, breeder Francisco Mesa's hand is seen placed on the back of one of his ''Pura Raza Espanola'' or Pure Spanish Breed horse inside a stable

 

              In this photo taken on Monday, April. 8, 2013, breeder Francisco Mesa
In this photo taken on Monday, April. 8, 2013, breeder Francisco Mesa's hand is seen placed on the back of one of his ''Pura Raza Espanola'' or Pure Spanish Breed horse inside a stable at "La Yeguada de la Nobleza" ranch 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)