The Pet Tree House - Where Pets Are Family Too : Mink Coronavirus Infection in Denmark Sparks Plan to Put Down 15 Million Animals The Pet Tree House - Where Pets Are Family Too : Mink Coronavirus Infection in Denmark Sparks Plan to Put Down 15 Million Animals

Friday, November 6, 2020

Mink Coronavirus Infection in Denmark Sparks Plan to Put Down 15 Million Animals


BERLIN — Denmark, one of the largest fur producers in the world, plans to put down every mink in the country to contain a mutated strain of coronavirus that has infected workers in the industry and could threaten global efforts to find a vaccine.

The Danish government announced this week that it would expand plans for a more limited cull and put down around 15 million minks. Danish Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen said on Wednesday it was a “heavy decision” but the situation required “resolute action.”

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