Pig farms accused of defiling Mexico’s ‘sacred wells’
06 August 2021 | 2:44 pm
Long revered by the Maya people as sacred and today a magnet for tourists, local indigenous communities fear the water-filled sinkholes of Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula are under threat from industrial pig farms.
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