Danish breeders have started receiving state compensation for the mass killing of mink in 2020

MinkPhoto: Mads Claus Rasmussen / Ritzau Scanpix via AP
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The first round of compensation has been paid to Danish mink breeders after the mass killing of mink last year.

So far, 50 million out of the total compensation amount of 18.8 billion Danish kroner has been paid out. 

Almost 100 mink breeders have received financial compensation, the Danish Veterinary and Food Administration states.

In November, the authorities decided that more than 15 million mink should be killed due to fear that a mutated coronavirus could spread from mink to humans.

However, it gradually became clear that the legal basis for the decision was not in place. 

Before Christmas, the government passed a new law, and on January 15, a ban on mink farming came into force. The ban will last until the end of the year.

Source: © NTB Scanpix / #Norway Today / #NorwayTodayNews

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