Denmark, once the world’s top exporter of mink furs, has offered to pay the nation’s mink farmers up to 19 billion Danish crowns ($4 billion) following an order last year to cull the country’s entire mink population.
- The deal includes compensation to the farmers for idle machinery and lost revenue until 2030
- The Government admitted it did not have the legal basis to order the culling of healthy mink
- Millions of the mink are set to be exhumed and incinerated in May
The Danish Government ordered the country’s entire herd of about 17 million mink, one of the world’s biggest and highly valued for the quality of its fur, to be culled in early November after hundreds of farms suffered outbreaks of coronavirus and authorities found…