The head of the Danish Ministry of Agriculture and Food, Mogens Jensen, resigned due to the scandal with the destruction of burrows. The government issued an order after the discovery of a mutated coronavirus in animals, but it soon turned out that there was no legal basis for killing the entire animal population.
Danish Minister of Agriculture and Food Mogens Jensen said he was resigning after the scandal with the destruction of millions of coins infected with coronavirus. He said this in an interview with DR.
Jensen said that he had already announced his decision to Prime Minister Metta Frederiksen. The minister explained his departure by the fact that he no longer has support from parliamentary parties after a series of mistakes committed in office.
Denmark is considered the world’s largest producer of mink fur. In the country there are from 15 to 17 million individuals of burrows that live on 1139 farms. Danish authorities began to destroy the cove in October. After the discovery of the mutation, the authorities of the country decided to destroy the entire population of minks.
However, on November 10, Jensen reported that there were no legal grounds for killing all the coils and the government knew about this, but the situation was “so serious” that they could not wait for the adoption of the relevant law.
The outbreak of coronavirus infection began at the end of 2019 in China. On March 11, 2020, the World Health Organization declared the spread of coronavirus a pandemic.