The mink massacre in an Italian COVID-19 infected farm filmed by Essere Animali

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The mink massacre in an Italian COVID-19 infected farm filmed by Essere Animali

8 December 2020
Essere Animali
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The investigative team of Essere Animali managed to film the killing of thousands of mink in the Capralba farm, in the province of Cremona, using a drone. As in Denmark, the animals killed in a gas chamber and thrown with the tractor shovel into a bin.

In the Capralba farm, the largest mink farm in Italy with about 28,000 animals, which represents almost half of the mink raised for fur in Italy, three cases of coronavirus positive mink were found in recent months.

The decision to kill all the animals was taken following the ordinance of the Ministry of Health which provides for the killing of all minks, including the ones used for breeding, in facilities where cases of COVID-19 infected animals were found. 

"We are indignant at these images that show thousands of helpless bodies, thrown as waste. The killing of mink has also been taking place in the past years, with the only difference that the animals killed this year in Capralba, instead of becoming furs, will be incinerated for the high risk of contagion of the virus to humans ". Simone Montuschi, president of Essere Animali.