The Danish government has dropped an attempt to pass emergency legislation allowing it to cull all mink in the country, The Guardian has reported.

While ago, Denmark government announced that it will cull 15 million (or all) of its minks due to fear of COVID-19 mutation moving from minks to human could jeopardize COVID-19 vaccine.

But opposition to the move swiftly emerged. “Massive doubts over whether this cull is properly scientifically based [have] come to light now,” said Jakob Ellemann-Jensen, the leader of Denmark’s largest opposition party, Venstre. “At the same time the government is taking away the livelihood of a large number of people without actually having the legal rights to do so.”