Danish Prime Minister apologizes for admitting mink execution is “unreliable”
The Danish government withdrew the order on the 10th after issuing an order for the culling of 15-17 million minks nationwide. Prime Minister Mette Frazerriksen admitted that the move was lacking. Legal basis, and an apology for this.
According to a report from the Associated Press on the 10th, the culling operation is to prevent the mink from infecting the mutated Coronavirus to humans, but according to existing laws, the Danish government has no right to kill healthy animals that are not in the infected area.
The opposition party criticized the government for starting the culling operation without a legal basis and without agreeing on how to compensate the breeders. In this regard, Prime Minister Frazer Rickson stated in Parliament on the 10th that she regretted the development of the situation, “although Things are progressing very quickly, but there is no doubt that (this operation) requires a new legislation, but it did not exist before.
I have to apologize for that.” Today Russian TV reported that Frazerriksen insisted that she Zhou did not know that the mass culling of mink was illegal, and did not learn about it until last weekend. About 2.5 million minks have been culled.
According to reports, the Danish government has submitted a legal proposal on the culling operation on the 10th. If this proposal is passed, the country will ban mink farming by the end of 2021.