Denmark to exhume millions of minks culled over COVID-19 to prevent pollution

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Four million minks culled in Denmark over a mutant corona virus strain; will be dug up next year to prevent pollution, the government said on Sunday; in the latest twist to a long-running saga.

If parliament agrees, the mink carcasses will be dug up; and burned in six months’ time once the risk of infection; is completely passed, the agriculture ministry said in a statement.

The ministry said, “This way, we avoid the mink being treated as dangerous biological waste, a solution that’s never been used before.”

Denmark dug two mass graves in November on military sites near Holstebro and Karup in the country’s west.

But under fire for its management of the “mink crisis”, the government; was forced to admit the pits were an environmental risk to the water table and nearby lakes.

The ministry said that the danger of pollution; was not urgent, and that “the environment authority is following the situation closely,” allowing the delay in digging up; the minks until May. Denmark, the world’s top mink fur exports, said in November t would cull its entire stock of 15 million minks because of a mutant corona virus strain that could threaten the effectiveness of upcoming human vaccines.

Copenhagen said on 19th November that the “Cluster 5” mutation had been wiped out, and so far mink are the only animal confirmed; to be capable both of contracting the strain and of passing it to humans.

But the government’s decision became a political crisis when it turned out it had no legal basis for the cull. The agriculture minister resigned and Prime Minister Mette Frederickson apologised in tears.

Now a bill that would ban mink husbandry until 2022 is set to become law on Monday.



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