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Denmark will kill all minks in the country due to a coronavirus mutation
decided to quickly dispose of in early November to fight the coronavirus pandemic are
after being buried.
The country decided to sacrifice 15 million specimens for a mutation of the virus transmissible to humans and bury them, but now they are re-emerging from the ground under the effects of decomposition gases.
The phenomenon has occurred in a military field near the Danish city of Holstebro, to the west, in one of the
where the slaughtered animals were buried, according to images broadcast on public television
The carcasses of the minks, which now rise to the surface under the accumulated pressure of decomposition gases, are covered only by a
thin layer of lime
very sandy soil
, which would have facilitated the phenomenon according to local police.
The Ministry of Environment and Agriculture has stated in a statement that the reappearance of the corpses is "a temporary problem linked to the process of decomposition of the animals", and that the minks are buried one and a half meters away and, in some cases, to two meters.
A version that contrasts with that of the public television
, where it is stated that they were only
a meter deep
in this field.
The government's management has drawn criticism from Danish institutions and citizens.
One of them, that of Leif Brogger, a municipal councilor of Holstebro who has lamented that "
the state plays with our nature
and uses it as a landfill".
On social networks, in addition, numerous photos and videos shared have caused people to talk, with hundreds of comments.
One netizen on Twitter called 2020 the "year of the
zombie mutant mink
Another criticism is directed at the way in which the government is treating mink cases that resurface.
These cases are buried 200 meters from a lake, that is, 100 meters less than recommended, which raises concerns about phosphorous and nitrogen pollution problems, which the authorities promised to remedy.
Minks, a "threat"
In early November, Denmark announced that it was going to euthanize more than 15 million minks.
A problematic mutation of the coronavirus transmitted by these animals could, according to preliminary studies,
threaten the efficacy of the future vaccine for humans
"Continuing to raise these minks would pose a very high risk to public health, both in Denmark and abroad," warned the head of the Danish Infectious Disease Control Authority (SSI), Kåre Mølbak.
More than 10 million minks have already been slaughtered, according to the latest figures. "It is a threat to the development of vaccines against the coronavirus, so we must carry out a national campaign," Mølbak insisted.
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