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Denmark to cull 15 million minks

The Guardian has reported that due to fear of coronavirus (COVID-19) mutation moving from mink to humans that could jeopardize future vaccines, Denmark will cull 15 million of the animal.

Denmark is the largest mink producer in the world. At a press conference on Wednesday, the Danish prime minister, Mette Frederiksen, said 12 people are already infected with the mutated virus and that the mink are now considered a public health risk.

It’s very shocking. Poor animals. However, I understand that this is a necessary task and it is essential for the health of not only Danes but all human beings.

“The mutated virus in mink may pose a risk to the effectiveness of a future vaccine,” Frederiksen said. She said the army, blue pigs, and national emergency service would be mobilised to help farms with the mink cull, which will eradicate the entire Danish herd.