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Mink On Farms In Ireland To Be Culled

Mink On Farms In Ireland To Be Culled”

There is a already a commitment in the Programme for Government to phase out mink farming in Ireland.

The statement said: "While the Irish government is leaning on the recent Danish decision to cull all animals on these farms, it neglects to mention that the Danish decision was based on a rapid increase in the number of infected mink farms".

Testing of Ireland's mink herd so far has yielded no positive COVID-19 tests.

The Covid-19 variant could be passed to humans and could derail vaccination plans were it to spread internationally. The "mink coronavirus" has proved to reduce antibody efficacy and has been identified in more than 300 variants, according to research from University College London (UCL) Genetics Institute as cited by the Guardian.

It's led to concerns here that if there were a mutation of the virus -it could affect the roll out of any vaccine.

Earlier this month, all farmed mink operations in Denmark were shuttered - and 15 million mink were slaughtered - after a mutated COVID-19 strain was discovered in the animals.

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Denmark's Minister of Agriculture Mogens Jensen announced on Wednesday he would step down, amid mounting pressure over an illegal government order to cull the country's farmed mink.

"I enjoyed this before, I repent it and accept accountability for this, particularly I repent this to the numerous mink farmers who've been in a really unhappy situation". It said all farms would be permitted to "harvest" fur from the animals when they are culled in coming weeks.

In response to the issue, the Center for Biological Diversity sent a letter on November 6 to officials at the Oregon Department of Agriculture and Oregon Health Authority, urging them to send inspectors to the mink farms to be proactive about a potential for COVID outbreaks in the industry.

Many Irish people might be surprised to learn that mink fur farms exist in Ireland at all.

Denmark's health minister on Thursday stated that the strain had "most likely" been eradicated and authorities were lifting most of the regional shutdown measures. Opposition parties are calling for Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen to follow suit.

Dr. Hans Kluge, the World Health Organization's regional director for Europe, described mink farms on Thursday as "a reservoir where the coronavirus is thriving".



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