In 2020, a strain of coronavirus was discovered in the country that reduces the body's ability to produce antibodies.  It was found that this strain was transmitted to minks

In 2020, a strain of coronavirus was discovered in the country that reduces the body’s ability to produce antibodies. It was found that this strain was transmitted to minks

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Prime Minister of Denmark Mette Frederiksen prepares to address members of the parliamentary commission. She will have to convince members of a special commission investigating the destruction of 15 million minks that the destruction of furry animals was justified and legal. Reported by Le Monde.

In 2020, a strain of coronavirus was discovered in the country that reduces the body’s ability to produce antibodies. It was found that this strain was transmitted to minks. Farmers-owners of mink farms received an order to exterminate all animals.

Denmark was the largest exporter of mink fur last year. The goods were purchased by industrialists from Italy, Greece, China. But after the incident, there was nothing to sell. This greatly affected the Danish fur industry, which was already in crisis due to the fact that many in the world refused to sew outerwear from natural fur.

After the total extermination of minks Minister of Food and Agriculture Mogens Jensen resigned. Later it turned out that the government did not have the authority to give an order for the elimination of animals, the ministers had to coordinate it with a special parliamentary commission, and not make a decision in a narrow circle.

The investigation continues, the commission of inquiry has begun questioning witnesses. Danish Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen will also testify. If it is confirmed that the order for the extermination of minks came from her office, then the head of government will be summoned to the Supreme Court of Denmark.

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