Danish Minister of Food, Fisheries, Equality and Nordic Cooperation resigns due to “killing mink” incident
November 18, local time, Danish Radio and Television (DR) reported that Mogens Jensen, Minister of Food, Fisheries, Equality and Nordic Cooperation, announced his resignation due to the illegal killing of mink in Denmark.
“I need the trust of the parliamentary parties. According to my assessment, I no longer get the necessary support among the parties in the parliament.
That is why I informed the Prime Minister today that I want to resign. Obviously I made a mistake and I want to Responsible.”
He was the first minister in the government of Prime Minister Frazer Rickson to resign.
After resignation, he was only an ordinary member of the Social Democratic Party.
“I regret it, I feel sorry again, and I am responsible for it.
I especially apologize to the many mink breeders who are in trouble.”
Obviously, the decision to kill all mink in Denmark was illegal.
The Minister issued a statement on the incident under strong pressure from all parties in the Parliament.