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November 20, 2020 - The Independent (UK)

Covid: Ireland set to cull all 120,000 mink on its fur farms over fears of virus spreading

Covid: Ireland set to cull all 120,000 mink on its fur farms over fears of virus spreading
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Chief medical officer told ministers animals should be killed ‘as a matter of urgency’ after outbreaks among mink in Denmark

Ireland is preparing to cull all 120,000 mink in the country’s fur farms, becoming the fifth country to do so because of the risk of coronavirus spreading to humans.

Agriculture chiefs have told the owners of Ireland’s three mink farms they must kill the animals to prevent mutated strains infecting people.

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