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In Yucatán, Claudia Sheinbaum rejects closing pig farms despite contamination

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During her visit to the state of Yucatán, the presidential candidate of Morena and the Green Ecologist Party of Mexico, Claudia Sheinbaum, rejected the idea of ​​closing pig farms despite complaints of contamination of the water table because “there is technology” to prevent this situation.

At a press conference in Progreso, the candidate was questioned about her position regarding the current measure of not issuing more permits for pig farms in the state due to the damage they cause to the environment.

Members of the local and national press also asked Sheinbaum how she and her party’s candidate for governor, Joaquín ‘Huacho’ Díaz Mena, plan to prevent the farms already installed from continuing to pollute, if they win the election.

“I understand that there are regulations for pig farms, there is technology to avoid contamination […] the issue is that the regulations need to be complied with,” she said.

The candidate assured that it is “feasible” to do so and rejected “this idea that all plants must be closed because they pollute.”

We remember that environmentalists, researchers, and members of the Mayan people have criticized and even promoted legal actions against pig farms for the environmental damage they cause.

Pig farm (File photo)

The cases in Hunucmá stand out, where there are numerous pig farms, and especially in the municipality of Homún, where the community has fought for seven years against the megafarm installed there.

Just on February 16, a federal judge ruled in favor of the residents of Homún against the construction of a mega pig farm.

It was determined, according to previous and final federal rulings, that the construction did not comply with all environmental permits. This means that the pig farm will not be able to operate in Homun.

In her speech from Progreso, Sheinbaum confused Guanajuato with Yucatán: “We do not lie, we do not steal and we will never betray the people of Guanaju…”, he said and then corrected “the people of Yucatán.”

In addition to Claudia Sheinbaum, the Morena candidate for state governor, ‘Huacho’ Díaz Mena, and the candidate for Senator and former PRI member, Verónica Camino Farjat, were also on stage.

Claudia Sheinbaum who has a degree in Physics. a master’s degree in Energy Engineering and a doctorate in Energy Engineering from the UNAM Faculty of Engineering, claims to be an “environmentalist”; but her response during the press conference shows her total ignorance of the problem of pig farms, particularly in the Yucatan Peninsula, where the type of soil causes these farms to contaminate the aquifers much more quickly than in other parts of the country.

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