Why Denmark Exterminated 17 Million Mink Over a Covid-19 Scare

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When Denmark’s government ordered the extermination of 17 million mink over fears of a mutated coronavirus, farmers went about the grim task. Later, they discovered the order was unlawful.

We meet Danish mink farmer Knud Vest who was ordered to kill 23,000 of his animals and effectively wipe out 5 decades of his business, and speak to Professor Wim van der Poel about why mink are so susceptible to catching #Covid19 and what lessons can be drawn for the future of the fur industry.

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