Mink look out from their cages at a farm near Naestved, Denmark, on Friday. Photo: AFP Mink look out from their cages at a farm near Naestved, Denmark, on Friday. Photo: AFP
Mink look out from their cages at a farm near Naestved, Denmark, on Friday. Photo: AFP

Denmark pauses mass mink slaughter to contain mutated coronavirus after criticism

  • About 17 million animals were to be gassed and either burned or thrown into mass graves amid fears of a new Covid-19 mutation that started in mink farms
  • But it is now clear that the government lacks the three-quarters majority it needs to pass the emergency legislation through parliament

Topic |   Coronavirus pandemic
Mink look out from their cages at a farm near Naestved, Denmark, on Friday. Photo: AFP Mink look out from their cages at a farm near Naestved, Denmark, on Friday. Photo: AFP
Mink look out from their cages at a farm near Naestved, Denmark, on Friday. Photo: AFP
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