“Europe has an estimated 2750 mink farms and produces more than 27 million pelts per year.–Marion Koopmans.
Close the fur farms now, gesloten!
Track trace and isolate every single mink mutation immediately
Why have you not closed the farms and culled the Mink?
Based on what is happening in Denmark
What happened in May in Holland!
Why are ANY mink farms open? How, why?
Ms. Schouten can you hear me?
Why are so many awful Mink farms here
In the first place?
Why does Holland lead Mink trade
To supply demand for China?
How do you allow it in the first place
Before the Mink-Human Covid
I’m outraged at the Dutch government and
Health authority and Farm Ministry for a lack of
Responsibility toward this. Protect the people?
Do you understand the danger here?
Besides the cruel trade in itself
You could be helping Covid19 mutate and
Spread, a mutation that may not be
Suppressed by the vaccine
Herd immunity is out the window again.
Your unwillingness to act until Spring 2021
Reflects on your selfish collective failure, again.
Your inability to mandate masks
Has led to more death
Self inflated exceptionalism endangers all.
Note, Mink are traded LEGALLY in Holland
For their pelts, you monsters condone this?
What kind of slave-trade mentality?
I’m angry not because you’re irresponsible
Toward the health of your Dutch subjects, but
That the mutating virus could spread
To the rest of the planet. We just don’t know.
But YOU claim to know better, Mr. Rutte.
“Despite enhanced biosecurity, early warning surveillance and immediate culling of infected farms, transmission occurred between mink farms in three big transmission clusters with unknown modes of transmission.”B. Oude Munnink.
P.s I’d be willing to work with responsible individuals toward helping solve this massive public health crisis. Starting with a team to begin lobbying for the culling and closure, permanently, of all Mink farms anywhere! But I’ll probably end up working at Feebo. Oh well, happy holidays.
“Legislation is being prepared to close all mink farms early on in 2021. This is stated in a letter to Parliament dated 11 November.” – https://www.wur.nl/en/Research-Results/Research-Institutes/Bioveterinary-Research/show-bvr/COVID-19-detected-on-two-mink-farms.htm
From Dutch News: “So far farm minister Carola Schouten has resisted calls for a mass cull of all mink on Dutch fur farms, even though scientists said in September that at least 66 fur farm workers and their family members have been infected with coronavirus. The team used genome sequencing to trace the spread of the virus between mink, cats and humans and found that 66 people and 11 cats all had a ‘mink variety’ of the virus.”
“Mink belong to the Mustelidae family, which includes ferrets that have been used as an animal model owing to their susceptibility to SARS-CoV-2.6 Efficient transmission between ferrets has been shown in experimental infections, with spread to naive animals through direct contact but also through indirect airborne spread.7 According to the European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control, Europe has an estimated 2750 mink farms and produces more than 27 million pelts per year. As farmed minks are kept in large groups and housed in pens in wire cages with bedding that generates a lot of dust, there is ample opportunity for transmission once the virus is introduced on the farms. https://www.thelancet.com/journals/laninf/article/PIIS1473-3099(20)30912-9/fulltext
Despite enhanced biosecurity, early warning surveillance and immediate culling of infected farms, transmission occurred between mink farms in three big transmission clusters with unknown modes of transmission. Sixty-eight percent (68%) of the tested mink farm residents, employees and/or contacts had evidence of SARS-CoV-2 infection. Where whole genomes were available, these persons were infected with strains with an animal sequence signature, providing evidence of animal to human transmission of SARS-CoV-2 within mink farms.