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Denmark culls mink over coronavirus mutation fears

Members of Danish health authorities are assisted by members of the Danish Armed Forces in disposing of dead mink in a military area near Holstebro in Denmark, November 9. Denmark's plans to cull all 17 million mink in the country following the finding of a mutated coronavirus strain among them, are facing legal obstacles after the government admitted it did not have legal basis for the order.     Morten Stricker/Dagbladet Holstebro Struer/Jysk Fynske Medier/Ritzau Scanpix/via REUTERS

Members of Danish health authorities are assisted by members of the Danish Armed Forces in disposing of dead mink in a military area near Holstebro in Denmark, November 9. Denmark's plans to cull all 17 million mink in the country following the...more

Members of Danish health authorities are assisted by members of the Danish Armed Forces in disposing of dead mink in a military area near Holstebro in Denmark, November 9. Denmark's plans to cull all 17 million mink in the country following the finding of a mutated coronavirus strain among them, are facing legal obstacles after the government admitted it did not have legal basis for the order. Morten Stricker/Dagbladet Holstebro Struer/Jysk Fynske Medier/Ritzau Scanpix/via REUTERS
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Authorities initiated the cull last week, saying the new strain could move to humans and evade future COVID-19 vaccines so the mink herd, one of the world's biggest, needs to be eliminated.  Morten Stricker/Dagbladet Holstebro Struer/Jysk Fynske Medier/Ritzau Scanpix/via REUTERS

Authorities initiated the cull last week, saying the new strain could move to humans and evade future COVID-19 vaccines so the mink herd, one of the world's biggest, needs to be eliminated. Morten Stricker/Dagbladet Holstebro Struer/Jysk Fynske...more

Authorities initiated the cull last week, saying the new strain could move to humans and evade future COVID-19 vaccines so the mink herd, one of the world's biggest, needs to be eliminated. Morten Stricker/Dagbladet Holstebro Struer/Jysk Fynske Medier/Ritzau Scanpix/via REUTERS
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A man handles culled mink at the farm of Henrik Nordgaard Hansen and Ann-Mona Kulsoe Larsen near Naestved, Denmark, November 6, 2020. Ritzau Scanpix/Mads Claus Rasmussen via REUTERS. ATTENTION EDITORS - THIS IMAGE WAS PROVIDED BY A THIRD PARTY. DENMARK OUT. NO COMMERCIAL OR EDITORIAL SALES IN DENMARK.

A man handles culled mink at the farm of Henrik Nordgaard Hansen and Ann-Mona Kulsoe Larsen near Naestved, Denmark, November 6, 2020. Ritzau Scanpix/Mads Claus Rasmussen via REUTERS. ATTENTION EDITORS - THIS IMAGE WAS PROVIDED BY A THIRD PARTY....more

A man handles culled mink at the farm of Henrik Nordgaard Hansen and Ann-Mona Kulsoe Larsen near Naestved, Denmark, November 6, 2020. Ritzau Scanpix/Mads Claus Rasmussen via REUTERS. ATTENTION EDITORS - THIS IMAGE WAS PROVIDED BY A THIRD PARTY. DENMARK OUT. NO COMMERCIAL OR EDITORIAL SALES IN DENMARK.
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Culled are seen at the farm of Henrik Nordgaard Hansen and Ann-Mona Kulsoe Larsen near Naestved, Denmark, November 6.   Ritzau Scanpix/Mads Claus Rasmussen via REUTERS

Culled are seen at the farm of Henrik Nordgaard Hansen and Ann-Mona Kulsoe Larsen near Naestved, Denmark, November 6. Ritzau Scanpix/Mads Claus Rasmussen via REUTERS

Culled are seen at the farm of Henrik Nordgaard Hansen and Ann-Mona Kulsoe Larsen near Naestved, Denmark, November 6. Ritzau Scanpix/Mads Claus Rasmussen via REUTERS
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Culled mink are seen at the farm of Henrik Nordgaard Hansen and Ann-Mona Kulsoe Larsen near Naestved, Denmark, November 6.    Ritzau Scanpix/Mads Claus Rasmussen via REUTERS

Culled mink are seen at the farm of Henrik Nordgaard Hansen and Ann-Mona Kulsoe Larsen near Naestved, Denmark, November 6. Ritzau Scanpix/Mads Claus Rasmussen via REUTERS

Culled mink are seen at the farm of Henrik Nordgaard Hansen and Ann-Mona Kulsoe Larsen near Naestved, Denmark, November 6. Ritzau Scanpix/Mads Claus Rasmussen via REUTERS
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People prepare mink for culling at the farm of Henrik Nordgaard Hansen and Ann-Mona Kulsoe Larsen near Naestved, Denmark, November 6.    Ritzau Scanpix/Mads Claus Rasmussen via REUTERS

People prepare mink for culling at the farm of Henrik Nordgaard Hansen and Ann-Mona Kulsoe Larsen near Naestved, Denmark, November 6. Ritzau Scanpix/Mads Claus Rasmussen via REUTERS

People prepare mink for culling at the farm of Henrik Nordgaard Hansen and Ann-Mona Kulsoe Larsen near Naestved, Denmark, November 6. Ritzau Scanpix/Mads Claus Rasmussen via REUTERS
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Mink are seen at the farm of Henrik Nordgaard Hansen and Ann-Mona Kulsoe Larsen near Naestved, Denmark, November 6.     Ritzau Scanpix/Mads Claus Rasmussen

Mink are seen at the farm of Henrik Nordgaard Hansen and Ann-Mona Kulsoe Larsen near Naestved, Denmark, November 6. Ritzau Scanpix/Mads Claus Rasmussen

Mink are seen at the farm of Henrik Nordgaard Hansen and Ann-Mona Kulsoe Larsen near Naestved, Denmark, November 6. Ritzau Scanpix/Mads Claus Rasmussen
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A man handles culled mink at the farm of Henrik Nordgaard Hansen and Ann-Mona Kulsoe Larsen near Naestved, Denmark, November 6.     Ritzau Scanpix/Mads Claus Rasmussen

A man handles culled mink at the farm of Henrik Nordgaard Hansen and Ann-Mona Kulsoe Larsen near Naestved, Denmark, November 6. Ritzau Scanpix/Mads Claus Rasmussen

A man handles culled mink at the farm of Henrik Nordgaard Hansen and Ann-Mona Kulsoe Larsen near Naestved, Denmark, November 6. Ritzau Scanpix/Mads Claus Rasmussen
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Dead minks are seen at Sydvestjysk Pelscenter where they are pelted, in Varde, Denmark, November 7.    John Randeris/Ritzau Scanpix

Dead minks are seen at Sydvestjysk Pelscenter where they are pelted, in Varde, Denmark, November 7. John Randeris/Ritzau Scanpix

Dead minks are seen at Sydvestjysk Pelscenter where they are pelted, in Varde, Denmark, November 7. John Randeris/Ritzau Scanpix
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People push a cart with culled mink at the farm of Henrik Nordgaard Hansen and Ann-Mona Kulsoe Larsen near Naestved, Denmark, November 6.   Ritzau Scanpix/Mads Claus Rasmussen

People push a cart with culled mink at the farm of Henrik Nordgaard Hansen and Ann-Mona Kulsoe Larsen near Naestved, Denmark, November 6. Ritzau Scanpix/Mads Claus Rasmussen

People push a cart with culled mink at the farm of Henrik Nordgaard Hansen and Ann-Mona Kulsoe Larsen near Naestved, Denmark, November 6. Ritzau Scanpix/Mads Claus Rasmussen
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A caged mink is seen at the farm of Henrik Nordgaard Hansen and Ann-Mona Kulsoe Larsen near Naestved, Denmark, November 6.    Ritzau Scanpix/Mads Claus Rasmussen

A caged mink is seen at the farm of Henrik Nordgaard Hansen and Ann-Mona Kulsoe Larsen near Naestved, Denmark, November 6. Ritzau Scanpix/Mads Claus Rasmussen

A caged mink is seen at the farm of Henrik Nordgaard Hansen and Ann-Mona Kulsoe Larsen near Naestved, Denmark, November 6. Ritzau Scanpix/Mads Claus Rasmussen
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People transport culled mink of the farm of Henrik Nordgaard Hansen and Ann-Mona Kulsoe Larsen near Naestved, Denmark, November 6.   Ritzau Scanpix/Mads Claus Rasmussen

People transport culled mink of the farm of Henrik Nordgaard Hansen and Ann-Mona Kulsoe Larsen near Naestved, Denmark, November 6. Ritzau Scanpix/Mads Claus Rasmussen

People transport culled mink of the farm of Henrik Nordgaard Hansen and Ann-Mona Kulsoe Larsen near Naestved, Denmark, November 6. Ritzau Scanpix/Mads Claus Rasmussen
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A man handles culled mink at the farm of Henrik Nordgaard Hansen and Ann-Mona Kulsoe Larsen near Naestved, Denmark, November 6.    Ritzau Scanpix/Mads Claus Rasmussen

A man handles culled mink at the farm of Henrik Nordgaard Hansen and Ann-Mona Kulsoe Larsen near Naestved, Denmark, November 6. Ritzau Scanpix/Mads Claus Rasmussen

A man handles culled mink at the farm of Henrik Nordgaard Hansen and Ann-Mona Kulsoe Larsen near Naestved, Denmark, November 6. Ritzau Scanpix/Mads Claus Rasmussen
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The foot of a mink is seen at the farm of Henrik Nordgaard Hansen and Ann-Mona Kulsoe Larsen near Naestved, Denmark, November 6.   Ritzau Scanpix/Mads Claus Rasmussen

The foot of a mink is seen at the farm of Henrik Nordgaard Hansen and Ann-Mona Kulsoe Larsen near Naestved, Denmark, November 6. Ritzau Scanpix/Mads Claus Rasmussen

The foot of a mink is seen at the farm of Henrik Nordgaard Hansen and Ann-Mona Kulsoe Larsen near Naestved, Denmark, November 6. Ritzau Scanpix/Mads Claus Rasmussen
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A mink is seen at the farm of Henrik Nordgaard Hansen and Ann-Mona Kulsoe Larsen near Naestved, Denmark, November 6.    Ritzau Scanpix/Mads Claus Rasmussen

A mink is seen at the farm of Henrik Nordgaard Hansen and Ann-Mona Kulsoe Larsen near Naestved, Denmark, November 6. Ritzau Scanpix/Mads Claus Rasmussen

A mink is seen at the farm of Henrik Nordgaard Hansen and Ann-Mona Kulsoe Larsen near Naestved, Denmark, November 6. Ritzau Scanpix/Mads Claus Rasmussen
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