The nordic nation will exhume 4 million mink in Might, when the chance of coronavirus contamination from the animals may have handed.
They are going to then be incinerated to stop air pollution.
On Monday, Denmark’s parliament handed a invoice banning mink breeding till 2022.
More likely to be one of many final farmers in Denmark with mink on his farm, Erik Vammen initially defied the federal government’s requires a nationwide cull, however now faces no different possibility than to place down his remaining 5,000 virus-free mink.
“I’ll adjust to the regulation, as I’ve at all times completed”, Vammen stated, including that he’ll wait till the final second to cull his mink.
“I am conserving my head excessive.” The 62-year outdated farmer stated it’s possible he’ll choose up mink breeding once more when the short-term ban subsides in 2022.
The brand new regulation, which bans mink breeding by January 15, additionally outlines some compensation for farmers, however lawmakers have but to finalize actual measures.
The federal government’s order has successfully obliterated Denmark’s mink trade, recognized for its top-quality mink pelts, with most farmers and trade voices saying the trade won’t ever recuperate.
Authorities later admitted that the order to cull wholesome mink herds had lacked a authorized foundation.