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Meet the sisters saving Spanish horses from slaughter Published: April 17, 2014

It's been four years since Spain's construction-fueled economy collapsed, leaving 57 percent of young Spaniards out of work, says NPR. Noisy protesters occupy Madrid's streets every weekend, demanding jobs and an end to punishing austerity.

But there is another, voiceless victim of the country's economic crash: Spanish horses.

Last year, more than 70,000 Spanish horses were sent to slaughterhouses, more than twice the annual average before the country's economy tanked.

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