Danish mink breeders are suing the state for 600 million kroner

Dead minkPhoto: Mette Mørk / Ritzau Scanpix / NTB

Mink breeders in Denmark are not happy with the compensation they received after all mink in Denmark were terminated in November-December last year. Now they are suing the state.

The 700 mink breeders believe they have received a total of NOK 600 million too little for the mink skins they were not able to sell, Danish media writes.

In a compensation agreement in 2020, the politicians agreed that the farmers should receive 250 kroner per skin. This autumn, however, Danish mink skins have been sold for an average of 323 kroner. Thus, the mink breeders believe that they have received 73 kroner too little per skin.

In November 2020, the Danish government decided to kill all mink in the country after a dangerous COVID-19 mutation was detected in some of the animals. 

It later turned out that they did not have legal authority for the decision, which has led to a commission being appointed to investigate the course of events.

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

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