Denmark plans to exhumate the bodies of thousands of mink that were previously killed to prevent the spread of the novel coronavirus and then bury them in a hastily.
Danish national radio station TV2 previously reported that hundreds of previously buried minks “rew up” from their graves.
It is understood that the gas produced by the death of these minks causes the bodies to expand slightly, and in the worst case, they will be squeezed out of the ground.
Some Danish media called them “zombie mink”.
Earlier in November, 12 people were found to be infected with a variant of the novel coronavirus, which was transmitted from human to mink and then back to people, so Denmark ordered the killing of all farmed mink in the country.
In a military zone in western Denmark, about 17 million mink were poisoned and buried in the trenches. The bodies were buried under two meters of soil, but hundreds of bodies were then washed out of the soil and returned to the ground.
In response to this phenomenon, Danish agriculture minister Rasmus Prehn proposed a solution to exhum and burn the bodies of minks, but he said that it would require the approval of the Danish environmental department. However, Danish national radio station TV2 also reported that the dead minks would be disinfected and re-buried.
Prior to Preyn’s appointment as Danish agriculture minister, his predecessor, Mogens Jensen, was forced to resign after ordering the killing of all mink, which was found illegal.
However, this did not stop Denmark’s killing plan, and the killing speed was very fast, including killing a large number of mink in the box with poison gas. In addition to ethical issues, another problem is the potential economic impact of killing. Denmark’s fur industry directly provides 5,500 jobs.
In addition to Denmark, Spain and the Netherlands have also killed some farmed mink, also due to the outbreak of COVID-19 in mink.