Denmark Government Lacks Legal Basis For Mink Cull To Prevent Coronavirus Mutations, Puts Forth Legislation To Back Up Order To Kill All Minks

Reuters: Mink cull puts Denmark’s government in legal pinch
“The Danish government put forward hastily drawn up legislation on Tuesday to back up its order to cull all the country’s farmed mink, admitting it lacked the legal basis for the measure aimed at preventing human contagion of a mutated coronavirus strain. … The opposition says the cull of healthy mink should not have been initiated before compensation plans were in place for the owners and workers at some 1,100 mink farms…” (Gronholt-Pedersen/Skydsgaard, 11/10).

Additional coverage on Denmark’s mink dilemma and the detection of coronavirus among minks on U.S. farms is available from AP, Reuters, and Washington Post.

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