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The Danish Prime Minister cries after visiting a mink farmer whose animals have been euthanized

Danish Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen broke down on Thursday when she visited a mink farmer who had lost his herd following a government order this month to euthanize 17 million mink in the country to slow the spread of the coronavirus.

Mette Frederiksen faced calls from the opposition to resign and vote with no confidence in Parliament following a government order in early November, which was later recognized as illegal, to euthanize the country's minks.

The order came after authorities discovered an outbreak of COVID-19 in hundreds of mink farms.

Denmark has proposed a ban on all farming of mink in the country until 2022. Tage Pedersen, head of the Danish mink breeders’ association, said this month that the industry, which employs about 6,000 people and exports furs for the value of $ 800 million annually.


26 November 2020


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