Djurens Rätt calls on Swedish government to close mink farms
At the end of October, Sars-CoV-2 was found in dead minks from a mink farm in Sölvesborg. The minks had not shown symptoms, but an increased mortality had been noted on the farm. Later the Swedish Board of Agriculture announced that the virus has been found on nine more mink farms. They stated the spread is not surprising, referencing the developments in the Netherlands and Denmark. The Netherlands decided to close its farms permanently due to the spread of the virus, whilst Denmark has introduced a temporary stop. In an open letter, Djurens Rätt now calls on the Swedish government to take the same measures in Sweden as well.