November 10. After several cases of the mutated Coronavirus transmitted to humans by farmed mink in Denmark, the Danish Prime Minister recently announced that as many as 17 million farmed minks in the country will be killed.
However, as opposition lawmakers continue to criticize the government’s handling methods, the Danish government will not continue its plan to immediately kill mink.
According to reports from the British “Guardian” and Bloomberg News on the 9th, Danish Prime Minister Frederickson said last week that Denmark will culminate all breeding due to concerns that the mutated new coronavirus may spread from mink to humans and may further jeopardize future vaccines.
Mink. Initially, this request was issued to mink farmers. However, the order lacked the three-quarters majority required by Parliament to pass relevant emergency legislation.
Jensen, the leader of Denmark’s largest opposition party, the Liberal Party, said: “People have huge doubts about whether this killing has a scientific basis.
The government (this decision) has deprived many people of their livelihoods, but in fact they did not. The legal right to do it.” Frederick Waj, a law professor at the University of Southern Denmark, also told the Danish media that the killing order was “illegal”.
Some Danish officials revealed that the government still plans to propose an emergency bill on the 10th local time, but they also understand that it will take longer for lawmakers to digest the proposal.
The Danish government can also choose to use the standard legislative route, which only requires more than 50% support, but it will take longer.
On the afternoon of the 9th, the Danish farms have stopped large-scale hunting. It is reported that the farmers will continue to hunt minks infected with the Coronavirus, but will not hunt healthy animals.
According to local media statistics, about 2.5 million minks have been killed. It is reported that mink farmers will receive all compensation due to the killing