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October 23, 2020 - Halifax Today

Canada's mink breeders increasing security to protect animals and industry from COVID

Canada's mink breeders increasing security to protect animals and industry from COVID
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HALIFAX — Canada's mink breeders are increasing safety measures on their farms to avoid the devastating COVID-19 outbreaks that have plagued their European and American counterparts.

Infections on mink farms in Europe and the United States have revealed the animals are susceptible to COVID-19. Canada's breeders are worried the pandemic could destroy the industry, which is already suffering from a drop in fur prices and losses from the Chinese market.

Merv Wiseman, vice-president of the Newfoundland and Labrador Fur Breeders Association, says mink farmers won't hesitate to cull their animals if an outbreak occurs on farms.

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