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Mon Dec 21, 2020, 12:34 PM

Denmark to Dig Up Millions of Dead Mink After Botched Covid-19 Cull

The mink carcasses will be incinerated over fears they could contaminate water supplies

Denmark will dig up millions of dead mink it culled to stamp out a potentially dangerous mutation of the virus that causes Covid-19, only to find that their rotting carcasses could cause a fresh contamination risk.

The Danish parliament voted Sunday to exhume up to 5.5 million of the animals beginning in May after environmental inspectors found that some water sources might already have been polluted by bacteria as the bodies decay. Workers will have to wait several months to make sure there is no risk of contracting Covid-19 from the animals before incinerating them, the government said, though officials say they are hopeful the decision will bring an end to the saga, which has rocked Denmark’s government and driven broader concerns about the safety of the global fur-farming industry.

The drama began in November, when Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen’s government signed the death warrant for the country’s 17 million mink—three times the human population. Researchers had found that the farms where they were bred for their fur could act as a reservoir for a new strain of the virus—unrelated to the new variation recently found in the U.K.—that might resist the new vaccines now being deployed. Scientists advising the government warned that the mutation could become endemic among feral mink, creating a lasting problem.

The cull effectively brought Denmark’s $750-million-a-year mink industry—the world’s biggest—to an unedifying end.


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Mon Dec 21, 2020, 01:55 PM

1. Clearly, the Danes never watched Goodfellas!!!

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Mon Dec 21, 2020, 02:10 PM

2. What does the sanitation suit have to be made of to breathe within 500 ft of

5.5 million rotting mink corpses???

I mean, seriously?? Like, they don't small bad enough when they're alive????

You've got to pile them up, yards deep, for acres, in rotting stinking dirt, and then haul them back out into the air??????

And what about the smoke going up into the air stream???? For MILES???

Zombie apocalypse beats this.

Thrones white walkers beat this.

Flying evil killer zombie dragons beat this.

Seriously!!! Someone smart would bottle the air with the stink and sell it! DAMN!!!

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Mon Dec 21, 2020, 02:27 PM

3. Wait, wut??

There's a THIRD strain of Covid? You know, we are in for a fight. It's looking like a species fight.

(Remember when Lil Kim ordered all the country's dogs to be killed?)

I know this sounds terribly alarmist, seeing as how almost no one in this country wears mink anymore (can you imagine wearing a Covid contaminated fur coat,) but maybe we should start easing into a thorough check of our food and water supplies. Are we doing that? What are we doing to protect our food supplies?

How did Covid cross to minks? I remember that they chalked it up to contamination by humans. Yeah?

The common cold is always beating us. So is the flu. But, those don't kill you, mostly. Sometimes the flu gets you.

I'd make it a national LAW that you have to wear a mask in public. Go bare, go to jail.

This just freaks me out. We have heard of whole populations of beef being wiped out because of this and that. But, mink? (Dogs?)

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