The Last Mink

In the autumn of 2020 the entire mink industry in Denmark was killed. One of the biggest animal industries in the country with a worldvide highly recognised export of high end fur. The danish Prime Minister, Mette Frederiksen, decided that the 14 million mink had to die to prevent a presumed covid-mutation. In mid-October, Linda and Kaj Christensen, as some of the first mink breeders, had to kill their healthy mink population. But it was not only the actual killing of the mink but also what followed in the weeks and months after that showed the actual consequences of the killing. Because the killing not only hit the farmers. But an entire industry was put to hold, turning a lot of peoples lives upside down.

Published in Politiken.

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