Netherlands: Dutch Mink Industry to Close in 2021 Due to Coronavirus

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The government has elected to put an end to Dutch mink farming three years ahead of schedule due to the recent coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreaks on the country's mink farms. More than one-third of all Dutch mink farms have been infected by COVID-19, to date. The 'fur period' starts in November and once all minks have been stripped of their fur, the breeders will not longer be permitted to place new animals in their cages (effectively shuttering the industry by the end of March 2021). In the meantime, additional control measures have been imposed on the industry, and a mandatory buyout scheme will be established to buyout the industry before it was scheduled to close in 2024.

Netherlands: Dutch Mink Industry to Close in 2021 Due to Coronavirus

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