On 6 June on a farm in the province of North Brabant (Netherlands) destroyed 1500 adult mink and their offspring, reports BD.
Company entrepreneur khoob — Kuipers became the first in the list of the 10 farms where mink are destroyed due to the outbreak of coronavirus.
The animals are sacrificed by gas, death occurs in seconds and the animals do not suffer, said the Agency on safety of foodstuff and consumer goods of the Netherlands. The process of watching the activists of animal rights.
Will remove carcasses for disposal, and the farm will be thoroughly disinfected.
Minks on the farms of the other nine put to death in the next week.
From 1 January 2024, in the Netherlands, the legislation will prohibit the breeding of mink, this means that the farm where the cleanup is unlikely to resume its activity, the newspaper notes.
The solution of the murder of burrows June 3, was taken by the Ministry of agriculture, nature and food quality of the Netherlands. “Studies show that the virus may continue to circulate on mink farms for a long time and therefore would pose a risk to public health and animals,” – said in a press release of the Ministry.
In the spring of every hole brings four or five young. According to scientists, the newborn animals can also be carriers of the coronavirus.
On the outbreak of SARS-CoV-2 on mink farms in North Brabant became known in April. Enterprises insulated. However, in may confirmed contamination from the burrows of an employee of one of the farms. Before this incident , the world health organization claimed that the coronavirus is not transmitted from animals to humans.