About: mink farming

Agrifood 01-07-2021

EU countries call for ‘permanent ban’ on fur farming

Austria and the Netherlands are leading a coalition of EU countries asking the European Commission to legislate to end fur farming in Europe. They received broad support among other EU member states although some expressed reservations.
Coronavirus 19-02-2021

EU calls for regular virus tests on mink farms

Europe's mink farms should regularly test their animals for Covid-19 and carry out sequencing until the risk of the virus spreading to humans is eliminated, two EU agencies said Thursday (18 February).
Coronavirus 06-11-2020

Bulgarian authorities test people in vicinity of mink farms for COVID

The Bulgarian health authorities said on Friday they have ordered mass PCR testing of people in the vicinity of the two mink farms in the country, following the recent mink-related health scare in Denmark. Chief State Health Inspector Angel Kunchev announced the news exclusively to  EURACTIV Bulgaria.
Coronavirus 06-11-2020

UK removes Denmark from travel corridor after coronavirus mutation discovered in minks

The United Kingdom’s Transport Minister Grant Shapps said on Friday (6 November) that people arriving in the country from Denmark will need to self-isolate for 14 days, starting on Saturday, as a precaution against the spread of the coronavirus. “I...
Coronavirus 05-11-2020

Denmark plans to cull its mink population after coronavirus mutation spreads to humans

Denmark will cull its mink population of up to 17 million after a mutation of the coronavirus found in the animals spread to humans, the prime minister said on Wednesday (4 November).