In the summer of 2020, the first mink farms in North Jutland were infected with coronavirus (COVID19). In response, the Danish government instituted various measures to stop the virus from spreading. Despite the Government’s efforts, the virus continued to spread and eventually mutated. By early November, the virus had spread to 216 farms spread across Jutland, and, according to the National Health Institute, one variant that can spread to humans was identified as being less susceptible to a future vaccine. As a result, the Danish Government made the difficult decision to cull the country’s entire mink population (as many as 17 million head).