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    Denmark and mink

    Not sure if anyone saw the pictures of mink in cages and the story about possible transferable mutation of Covid 19 in mink in Denmark.

    I thought mink farming was a thing of the past, but it seems there are millions still being kept in mink farms for their fur still in Denmark. Such a cruel practice. The cages looked very small and the mink looked very stressed.

    Now there is a plan to kill them all due to this possible mutation. I wonder if the fur will be incinerated?

    All travel banned to Denmark, although nobody is going anywhere anyway!

    #2
    I have to say. my first thought was, mink coat glut!

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      #3
      Mink was linked to Covid as early as May in the Netherlands then we heard no more.

      Annie

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        #4
        Originally posted by lucy, sutton View Post
        Not sure if anyone saw the pictures of mink in cages and the story about possible transferable mutation of Covid 19 in mink in Denmark.

        I thought mink farming was a thing of the past, but it seems there are millions still being kept in mink farms for their fur still in Denmark. Such a cruel practice. The cages looked very small and the mink looked very stressed.

        Now there is a plan to kill them all due to this possible mutation. I wonder if the fur will be incinerated?

        All travel banned to Denmark, although nobody is going anywhere anyway!
        I understand mink farming is now illegal in the UK but there are over 100,000 non native "wild" mink distributed throughout the UK. They are typically found along rivers and coastal areas.

        Do any here carry covid?

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          #5
          Originally posted by Mrs M View Post
          I have to say. my first thought was, mink coat glut!
          There is an upside to everything.

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            #6
            The major concern is the possible mutation of Covid 19 in these mink, with the potential to spread to humans. This means that we are developing a vaccine for the current strain which would likely be useless against a mutated version. Think of the chaos that would cause, just when we are possibly on the route to a vaccine.

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              #7
              Originally posted by Mrs M View Post
              I have to say. my first thought was, mink coat glut!
              Oh Mrs M 😲🙈😂
              don't want to work, just want to cruise.

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                #8
                Originally posted by lucy, sutton View Post
                The major concern is the possible mutation of Covid 19 in these mink, with the potential to spread to humans. This means that we are developing a vaccine for the current strain which would likely be useless against a mutated version. Think of the chaos that would cause, just when we are possibly on the route to a vaccine.
                There are already different strains of the virus circulating. The prevalent strain current in the UK developed in Spain in the summer. (Thanks Spanish holidaymakers for importing it)

                That is one of the reasons why so many different vaccines are developed. The flu vaccine is not the same every year.

                Trust me they (Big Pharma) are on it.

                Annie

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                  #9
                  more data

                  https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-020-03218-z

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                    #10
                    Originally posted by Topdeck, London View Post
                    What terrible conditions these mink have to live in. No wonder they get rapid spread of viruses. The wire cages look very rusty and very small and the mental stress on these animals must be enormous and all for those people who want to have a fur coat. Disgusting. Where are the animal welfare charities. I thought Denmark was a civilised country, but from these pictures, they have a long way to go. I cannot imagine the UK accepting these conditions if we were in the mink trade, which thankfully, we are not.

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