Mexico files complaint against Mayan duck-killing ceremony

May 20, 2015 4:40 PM

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MEXICO CITY – Mexican environmental authorities say they have filed an animal cruelty complaint over a ceremony practiced by a Mayan community in Yucatan state that includes ripping the head off a live duck.

The ceremony is known in the Mayan language as "Kots Kaal Pato," which roughly translates as "Strangle the Duck," or dance of the strangled duck.

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