Mink culling: testing times for human population and animals

The Danish authorities feared the spread of the virus to humans. No wonder, they were forced to cull all its mink to prevent the spread of the virus. Denmark has recently announced to cull more than 15 million minks. Last week the Danish Prime Minister Mette Frederiksen had announced this. All minks in the country must be killed to stop the spread, he announced. It is not just in Denmark, mink population is totally culled in the Netherlands and Spain also. Scientists fear a massive outbreak in mink farms must have happened in multiple countries. The minks are highly susceptible to Sars-Cov-2, the virus causing Covid19. Sars-Cov-2 is Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus 2. Even carnivores like dogs and domestic cats are susceptible to this virus, fears Danish scientists. The future days would decide how this virus would affect meat-eating animals in other countries. It is all likely that companion animals may get infected with zoonotic diseases like SARS. Also, viruses like Covid-19. The infection in pets could be potential for the spread of Covid-19. Hence culling of pets may also emerge in future. This would mean a near total extermination of few species from the earth. The intensity is much unpredictable.

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