Denmark’s mass mink cull illegal, PM admits as opposition mounts


Tally of culled animals 2.5 million and rising, as confusion mounts over bid to stamp out Covid variant among animals

Denmark’s prime minister has admitted the massive mink cull she authorised last week was illegal, as opposition parties called for the resignation of the agriculture minister who has been overseeing the policy.

Mette Frederiksen announced last week that all the country’s mink would have to be culled due to fears that a Covid-19 mutation moving from mink to humans could jeopardise future vaccines.

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