Mink breeding

A farmer from West Jutland was convicted to pay a fine of 100,000 kroner and to do community service after being found guilty of illegal breeding.

Towards the end of 2020, the Danish government had outlawed mink breeding to prevent the spread of potential Covid variants arising from animals. During this ban, which has now been lifted, it was possible to own five fur animals at the most.

Nonetheless, the man was found to keep 126 minks in "farm-like conditions" during a Danish Veterinary and Food Agency inspection in December 2021.

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