According to the country’s agriculture ministry, the ban on mink breeding will not be extended in Denmark at the turn of the year. The Danish government introduced a temporary ban after it ordered the culling of about 17m mink in 2020: controversy arose as there were no legal basis to call for healthy mink to be culled over fears of the animals spreading a mutated coronavirus variant.
An assessment by health authorities shows there is limited risk to public health by resuming a “significantly reduced mink production and by introducing infection prevention measures.” Read more on