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After Culling Millions of Mink to Combat Covid, Denmark Weighs Digging Them Up Again – The Wall Street Journal

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Dec 1, 2020

Denmark’s government is facing a grisly problem: What to do with the carcasses of some 17 million mink it ordered culled to stop the spread of a potentially dangerous mutation of Covid-19.

Farmers were instructed to kill the animals, which are raised for their fur, after researchers last month found they could serve as a reservoir for a strain of the virus that can resist the new vaccines being developed. At least 12 Danes have been infected with the mutated strain connected to mink. The cull order effectively ends what had…

 

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