Cursed are the mink, for they shall imperil the earth.

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Cursed are the mink, for they shall imperil the earth.

#1 Post by Octavious » Sat Nov 07, 2020 1:48 pm

So, whilst America has been spending billions of dollars trying to decide whether to elect an angry old duffer or a doddery old fool as their commander in chief, in Europe we have lurched from the unwelcome diversion of a string of Islamist terror attacks back to a new and exciting potential covid disaster.

In an attempt to match China's wet markets in terms of highly dubious treatment of animals, the EU has a great many mink farms that exist for the sole purpose of clothing the sort of person who thinks fur factories are a good idea. This may well be about to bite humanity on the arse in a big way.

Apparently farmers coughing on mink and mink coughing back on farmers have created a new strain of mutated covid that may be sufficiently different to get around any vaccines that are soon to be rolled out. There are no certainties of impending disaster yet, but it's considered dangerous enough for the UK to slap on an unprecedented emergency travel for anyone from the epicentre of Denmark, and for Denmark itself to send 17 million mink to the gas chambers.

Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen has described the situation as not just very serious but "very, very serious" (about as serious as Danes are able to express in words), adding there could be "devastating consequences worldwide". As always with Covid-19, we wait and see.
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#2 Post by Octavious » Sat Nov 07, 2020 1:50 pm

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#3 Post by Matticus13 » Sat Nov 07, 2020 6:14 pm

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#4 Post by Matticus13 » Fri Nov 13, 2020 1:57 am

https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/20 ... mink-cull/

The mink are currently safe from a mass cull. Political backlash was too much for the forces that be.
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#5 Post by President Eden » Fri Nov 13, 2020 6:43 am

And in the mink of an eye, the cure’s gone.

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#6 Post by Octavious » Wed Nov 25, 2020 6:48 pm

Matticus13 wrote:
Fri Nov 13, 2020 1:57 am
https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/20 ... mink-cull/

The mink are currently safe from a mass cull. Political backlash was too much for the forces that be.
Reports of the safety of mink were greatly exaggerated, it seems...

https://www.theguardian.com/world/2020/ ... oronavirus

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#7 Post by Randomizer » Wed Nov 25, 2020 8:31 pm

No link, but they are having the same problem in the US.

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#8 Post by Matticus13 » Tue Dec 01, 2020 3:04 am

They have begun to cull mink populations in other countries as well... :cry:

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