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November 20, 2020 - WVAS

Danish Agriculture Minister Resigns Amid Criticism For Ordering Mink Cull

Danish Agriculture Minister Resigns Amid Criticism For Ordering Mink Cull
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Denmark's agriculture minister has resigned amid backlash to the government's order to cull all of the country's mink population.

Mogens Jensen stepped down on Wednesday. He released a statement in which he said his ministry had made a mistake in ordering the destruction of all minks in Denmark. Jensen repeated his earlier apologies, offering particular regret to the country's mink farmers.

Last week it emerged that Denmark's government did not have the legislation in place for such a directive, though a deal was later reached to create a retroactive legal basis for the cull.

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